TB IN INDIA

MISSION FOR TB

Under the National Strategic Plan (2017-25), India has committed to Ending TB by 2025.

Reduce TB deaths by 90%, TB incidence by 80% and catastrophic expenses to zero as compared to 2015.

WHAT WE DO

In collaboration with the Central TB Division and National Technical Support Unit, IHAT implements the TB State Technical Support Unit (TB STSU) in Uttar Pradesh with the objective of supporting the state’s management of private sector engagement, strategic purchasing, Direct Benefit Transfer and multi-sectoral collaboration in order to enhance TB prevention, detection and treatment outcomes.

  • Strategic Partnerships Models

Support to the State TB Cell (STC), Government of Uttar Pradesh to enhance leadership capacity and establish a regulatory framework for streamlining partner procurement and contract management. Building capacity of private service providers and Patient Provider Support Agencies (PPSA).

  • Health System Strengthening

Support the state government in Uttar Pradesh to map TB diagnostics capacity, strengthen timely notification and public health actions. Enhance availability and accessibility of TB services for rural patients at Health and Wellness Centres. Assess and monitor target of 5% referrals of presumptive TB from out-patients attending public health care facilities. Strategic behaviour change communication for early detection of TB and improved TB treatment outcomes.

  • Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation

Monitor TB care cascades at state/district level, strengthen State Task Force (STF) for TB operations research, explore resources for special studies and implementation research, support TB surveillance.

  • Multi –Sectoral Engagement

Support the government to a) enhance TB outreach services to vulnerable populations and industries, b) adopt a gendered approach focusing on elderly, children and adolescents and c) enhance social & nutritional responses for TB elimination through collaboration with other government departments and Corporates.

Resources

Innovation Hub Strategy for Madhya Pradesh (2023 – 2026)

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. 

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Sample Transporation System for Improving Access to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Testing

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.

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Catalysing Private Healthcare to Accelerate TB Notification in Uttar Pradesh

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.

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