Management Sciences for Health at 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health

Please join MSH and partners during these featured events at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health.

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Health Systems Innovation through Pharmaceutical Management

Workshop 03: Transition to Sustainable Pharmaceutical Management Systems for TB

Wednesday, 14 November | 09:00–17:00 | Room 407

Organized by MSH and the Global Drug Facility (GDF)

MSH and the GDF will share experiences and strategies for improving systems and ensuring sustainability and quality of TB pharmaceutical services delivery. This workshop session will highlight strategies, country experiences, and management tools for engaging stakeholders to ensure the transition to fully sustainable TB pharmaceutical management systems. The workshop will be conducted by the USAID-funded, MSH-led Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program.

Symposium 06: Ensuring the Quality of TB Laboratory Services

Thursday, 15 November | 08:00–10:00 | Conference Hall 3

Organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Quality assurance builds trust in laboratory results that in turn promotes their use in case management decisions and increases their value to the TB program. Making TB laboratory test results an integral part of the diagnosis and control of TB engenders support from policy and decision-makers to ensure the sustainability of TB laboratory services. Join us to hear Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira, from MSH Rwanda, speak on “Improving the quality of HIV and TB laboratories: the Rwanda experience.”


Thursday, 15 November | 10:15–11:15

  • PC–284–15 Grace Kahenya - Strengthening DR-TB diagnosis capacity in Mozambique
  • PC–907–15 Grace Kahenya - Reaching the underserved with TB diagnostic services in Mozambique
  • PC–623–15 Eliud Wandwalo - Using innovative approaches to increase TB case detection in northern Tanzania
  • PC–621–15 Edmund Rutta - AFB miscroscopy services in Kenya through strengthening of EQA systems

Friday, 16 November | 10:15–11:15

  • PC–471–16 Eliud Wandwalo - Improving TB case detection by implementing Standard Operating Procedures in selected health facilities of Ethiopia service delivery in fragile states

Service Delivery in Fragile States

Symposium 21: Saving Lives in Areas of Conflict or Disaster: Partnering for Results

Friday, 16 November | 08:00–10:00 | Banquet Hall

Organized by MSH and PATH

TB services must be supported by the communities they serve to attain sustainability. By actively engaging a diverse range of actors in TB control activities, and dividing responsibilities clearly among them, programs can expand and strengthen their responses to difficult TB control challenges. Join Dr. Khakerah Rashidi of MSH Afghanistan and Stephen Macharia of MSH South Sudan, as they present on tuberculosis in these fragile states.

Oral Presentations

Thursday, 15 November | 12:45–14:15

  • OP–130–15 Ghulam Qader - Identifying the contribution of community health workers to the treatment outcome of TB patients in four provinces of Afghanistan, 2010

Friday, 16 November | 12:45–14:15

  • OP–187–16 Azizullah Hamim - Improving TB case detection and quality of care in Kabul through implementation of Urban DOTS


Saturday, 17 November | 12:30–13:30

  • PC–463–17 Mirza Sayedi - Urban DOTS contribution to treatment outcomes of new sputum smears-positive TB cases in Kabul city, 2008–2011
  • PC–848–17 Stephen Macharia - Integration of tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment into primary health care services: experiences and lessons learnt from South Sudan. health systems costing and financing

Health Systems Costing and Financing


Friday, 16 November | 10:15–11:15

  • PC–547–16 Chutima Suraratdecha - Costs faced by (multidrug-resistant) tuberculosis patients during diagnosis and treatment
  • PC–770–16 David Collins - Is TB control financially sustainable in the absence of major donor funding? Reflections from Indonesia
  • PC–556–16 Chutima Suraratdecha - Approaches to reducing financial barriers to TB diagnostic and treatment tools

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is working with international, national, and local partners in over 30 countries to strengthen the capacity of health systems, national tuberculosis (TB) programs, and health managers to improve the lives of those affected by TB and prevent the spread of the disease.

Our work addresses all elements of the health system: service delivery; leadership and governance; medical products, vaccines, and technologies; health financing; health information; and human resources. MSH supports universal access to treatment, care, and prevention for all, especially for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.

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