Georgia Tuberculosis Prevention Project
The Georgian health system is rapidly undertaking several policy and programmatic changes, including large-scale privatization of health care infrastructure, such as general hospitals and primary care facilities. Within this changing system, reduce the number of TB and MDR-TB cases in Georgia.
Overview and Objectives
URC worked to reduce the number of TB cases in Georgia, thereby achieving the country’s Millennium Development Goals. The project also supported the integration of TB services into this changing system. This included facilitating and implementing strategies for health systems strengthening, health care provider capacity building, partnership leveraging with TB stakeholders and other healthcare players, and behavior change communication.
- Improve early detection of TB-suspected cases in general health facilities
- Strengthen the quality of full implementation of Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) and DOTS plus nationwide. DOTS is the internationally recommended approach to TB control.
- Provide modest rehabilitation of TB clinics along with technical assistance to newly opened private treatment sites nationwide to improve infection control and patient morale