USAID Defeat TB - Quarterly Report - 2018Q2

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The USAID Defeat TB project (Defeat TB) is a five-year project (2017–2022) that aims at increasing TB case detection and treatment success in Uganda to 90% of all cases to end the TB epidemic in Uganda. The project realizes its achievements through strengthening health systems at national, sub-national and health facility levels with focus on TB diagnostics, logistics, data management systems, quality improvement and other health system strengthening approaches. Defeat TB provides technical assistance (TA) to the National TB and Leprosy Programme (NTLP) and direct service delivery (DSD) support to focus districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono districts. The project also supports the 17 DR-TB sites in Uganda providing DSD support to 7 of them located in CDC funded regions and 10 in USAID funded regions.

This report provides an account of the project’s interventions, achievements, challenges and lessons learnt from implementation during the quarter of January 1 to March 31, 2018 (Q2). The project prioritized starting implementation in 65 diagnostic treatment units (DTUs) which were known to notify 80% of the cases out of the 144 DTUs in the three districts of Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono. Health facility teams in the 65 health facilities were trained and mentored by a team of national and district based coaches on a monthly basis to implement QI interventions and utilize data for improvement in performance along the TB diagnostic cascade.


Publication Date 
April 2018
Resource Type 
Project Reports
Regions/ Countries