The USAID Cure Tuberculosis Project is an $18.5 million investment over five years that will assist the Kyrgyz government to diagnose, treat, and cure people with drug-resistant tuberculosis.
People at risk of tuberculosis (TB) are often among the hardest to reach, which can make it difficult for them to access health services. The Cure Tuberculosis Project will work closely with the Kyrgyz government to ensure that TB services are both high-quality and accessible, even for the country’s most hard-to-reach citizens. As stigma and discrimination often prevent people from getting the services they need, the Cure Tuberculosis Project will work to reduce tuberculosis stigma and discrimination among health care providers and the general public.
The Cure Tuberculosis Project focuses on strengthening systems, tools, resources, and human capacity to improve the Kyrgyz Republic’s TB response and reflect the global evidence base. Cure Tuberculosis will strengthen the Kyrgyz government’s efforts to design, manage, and monitor a system of high-quality, integrated TB services and improve the enabling environment to provide people-centered care.
The Cure Tuberculosis Project is implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) in partnership with University Research Co., LLC (URC), and close collaboration with the Kyrgyz Republic’s National Tuberculosis Program under the Ministry of Health and national partners.
Major focus areas
- Increase Drug-Resistant TB Case Detection
Strengthen laboratory and diagnostic services and expand detection and contact-tracing capabilities in communities and health facilities.
- Cure More Patients of Drug-Resistant TB
Ensure all patients receive the correct treatment regimen with high-quality drugs and ensure all patients complete their treatment as directed.
- Prevent Drug-Resistant TB Infections
Improve infection control in health facilities and laboratories and improve patient, provider, and at-risk people’s behaviors around preventing, detecting, and treating TB.
- Improve the Enabling Environment
Improve TB-related policies, optimize financing for TB services, enhance the use of TB data for decision-making, and reduce stigma and discrimination.
Duration: July 2019 – July 2024