Tuberculosis (TB) is a preventable and treatable communicable disease. Yet, this is a leading cause of death. This brief highlights on how TB State Technical Support Unit (TB STSU) of IHAT intends to provide support the Government of Uttar Pradesh in TB prevention, detection and treatment outcomes.
The Innovation Hub Strategy for Madhya Pradesh brief describes the IHAT-IGPH strategy for Madhya Pradesh. The overarching purpose of IHAT’s work is to catalyse the state’s response to reduce inequity in access to and utilization of critical interventions that impact population-level health outcomes, with a primary focus on health systems strengthening, reproductive, maternal newborn and child health (RMNCH) and Tuberculosis.
India contributes to more than a quarter of the TB burden globally. One in five persons notified with active TB comes from Uttar Pradesh (UP). Quality specimens are vital for the laboratory diagnosis of TB. It is more feasible to move samples rather than people for TB testing. Thus, a transportation system for TB testing to laboratories becomes crucial. This brief highlights the Volunteer Sample Transporter System that was piloted in UP, which has shown improvements in the number of samples transported.
Uttar Pradesh (UP) has witnessed an increasing trend in private sector contribution to Tuberculosis (TB) notifications. In March 2022 the TB STU started engaging with the government to strengthen the multi-sectoral sectoral engagement to improve the State’s TB Response. The brief highlights the key interventions adopted to accelerate TB Notifications from the private sector which helped in 80% achievement of the annualized target of private sector notification in 16 districts.