African Strategies for Health (ASH) worked to improve the health of people across Africa by identifying and advocating for best practices, enhancing technical capacity, and engaging African regional partners in advancing sustainable solutions for health.
Pediatric TB: Our Projects
Final HEAL TB Project Report, 2011–2016
Help Ethiopia Address the Low Tuberculosis Performance (HEAL TB) is a five-year program implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in Ethiopia.
Medicines are indispensable to improving health and saving the lives of people who need them. To be fully effective and safe, they must also be correctly prescribed and appropriately used.
From 2011 to 2018, the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program worked to ensure equitable, affordable access to safe, quality-assured medicines and related services in 46 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Oceania.
The five-year TRACK Tuberculosis (TRACK-TB) activity aimed to increase detection of TB cases and improve treatment success rates to meet national targets for reducing TB, multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), and TB/HIV co-infection. The project, which began in 2013, worked with the Government of Uganda to enhance the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme (NTLP)’s ability to plan, monitor, and implement TB control activities.
Challenge TB is the primary mechanism for implementing USAID's vision of a world free of TB and its global End TB Strategy. This includes a decline in TB mortality by 35 percent and a 20 percent reduction in incidence compared to 2015 levels, and no more affected families facing catastrophic costs due to TB by 2019. To achieve this vision, the project complements existing and planned efforts to provide global technical leadership and support to national tuberculosis programs and other in-country partners.