Join our Webinar March 19: Meeting the Challenge of TB in Urban Afghanistan

11 March, 2019

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Dear colleagues,

Please join us for the webinar:

Meeting the Challenge of TB in Urban Afghanistan

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March 19, 2019

9:00 AM Washington, DC

5:30 PM Kabul, Afghanistan

Presented by

Mohammad Khakerah Rashidi, Challenge TB Afghanistan Project Director, MSH

Ghulam Qader, Senior Technical Advisor, Challenge TB Afghanistan, MSH

Register for the webinar here: https://meet619022170.adobeconnect.com/challengetb-af/event/registration...

Afghanistan has among the highest rates of tuberculosis (TB) in the world, and Kabul, a city of 4.4 million people, fares worse on TB indicators, compared to national data. Women, children, the elderly, poor and displaced populations face a higher risk of infection, particularly in urban settings where dense populations and overcrowding promote transmission.

This webinar will explore how expanding the World Health Organization’s directly observed treatment, short course (DOTS) strategy to the densely populated city of Kabul has helped the country strengthen its TB control efforts. Implemented by USAID's Challenge TB project in partnership with a broad coalition of organizations and health workers in public and private health facilities, urban DOTS has improved TB treatment coverage and increased case notifications and treatment success rates.

This is the third in our webinar series, Quality of Care: An Essential Pillar to Achieve Universal Health Coverage for Women, Children, and Adolescents. The series explores practical experiences and lessons for improving the quality of care along the continuum of health services that reach women, children, and adolescents.

Thank you!

Alanna

Alanna Savage, MIA

Communications Officer

Program and Technical Communications

Management Sciences for Health

US-New York United States

Direct: +1 646-677-8114

E-mail: asavage@msh.org

Skype: alannasavage

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