Publications

Breaking the Silence: Human Rights, Gender, Stigma and Discrimination Barriers to TB Services in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine

The communities, rights, and gender (CRG) regional brief was developed as part of the multi-country program “Advancing People-Centered Quality TB Care - From the New Model of Care Towards Improving DR-TB Early Detection and Treatment Outcomes” (TB-REP 2.0), financed by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and implemented by the Center for Health Policies and Studies (PAS Center) as the principal recipient.

Risk assessment and contingency planning tool for health systems functions and to ensure continuity of TB and HIV services

PAS Center team has developed a rapid risk assessment and contingency planning tool to maintain TB and HIV programs operational during COVID-19 pandemic response. It may be used not only for the purpose of Global Fund grants, but also for assessing effects on the full continuum of services and the health system functions that support service delivery. It also allows to plan possible mitigation measures, list changes in service delivery modalities, estimate additional resources and source of funding.

Assessment of barriers related to the legal environment, gender, stigma and human rights for key populations in the response to tuberculosis in Almaty city and Almaty oblast

The “Assessment of barriers related to the legal environment, gender, stigma and human rights for key populations in the response to tuberculosis in Almaty city and Almaty Oblast" was conducted by the Association of Legal Entities "Kazakhstan Union of People Living with HIV" within the framework of multi-country program "Advancing People-Centered Quality TB Care - From the New Model of Care Towards Improving DR-TB Early Detection and Treatment Outcomes" (TB-REP 2.0), using the TB Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) tools developed by Stop TB Partnership.

Assessment of CRG barriers for TB high-risk groups in Georgia

The “Assessment of CRG barriers for TB high-risk groups in Georgia" was conducted by the Union “New Vector” within the framework of multi-country program "Advancing People-Centered Quality TB Care - From the New Model of Care Towards Improving DR-TB Early Detection and Treatment Outcomes" (TB-REP 2.0), using the TB Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) tools developed by Stop TB Partnership.

Opportunities to Engage Non-Governmental Organisations in the TB Response in Belarus: Analytical report

The analytical report provides a brief assessment of state policy and priorities in TB response and regulation of the social contracting mechanism in Belarus. It describes the role of NGOs in TB response and needs of the populations affected by TB, which can be the subject of social contracting. Also it gives key recommendation for all stakeholders involved in the development and approval of the TB program.

Analysis of the sources and possibilities of social contracting of civil society organizations to ensure the sustainability of services in the tuberculosis response in the Republic of Moldova.

The analytical note covers the analysis of the legal issues related to the sources and possibilities of implementing social contracting of civil society organizations to ensure the sustainability of services in the tuberculosis response in the Republic of Moldova.

A Briefing Guide for TB Budget Advocacy

This document is a brief version of full “Guide for TB Budget Advocacy” to provide the main ideas of the document.

A Guide for TB Budget Advocacy

This document aims to be a starting point for CSOs to engage with governments and advocate for fair allocation of funds for TB patients. It will help CSOs to understand the basics of budget advocacy and give the tips for CSOs who want to use budget advocacy for increasing funds to the TB program.

Opportunities of social contracting to ensure sustainability of TB services in Kazakhstan

Analytical report includes the analysis of the legal environment regarding the possibility of implementing governmental social contracting in the field of TB in Kazakhstan. The analysis was commissioned by the TB Europe Coalition within the framework of the Global Fund project “Advancing People-Centered Quality TB Care - From the New Model of Care Towards Improving DR-TB Early Detection and Treatment Outcomes” (TB-REP 2.0), whereby the Principal Recipient is the Center for Health Policy and Research (PAS Center).

Opportunities for engaging civil society organizations to ensure sustainable TB services in Ukraine

The analytical report provides a brief assessment of preparedness of the state and TB care system in Ukraine to a full-scale involvement of civil society organizations (CSOs) to providing social services of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment through social contracting.

Active finding of missing people with TB among risk groups in countries of the EECA region - the contribution of civil society organizations

Evaluation of the role of civil society organizations in active finding of missing people with tuberculosis among risk groups in the sites of service provision and among contacts.

TB-REP 2016-2018: Brief Overview

TB-REP is a multipartner project covering 11 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan (2016-2018). It aims to prevent TB and drug-resistant TB, and to improve TB treatment outcomes by increasing political commitment and accelerating adoption of people-centred models of care.

TB-REP: Country case on advancing people-centered TB care in Belarus

Center PAS has produced a series of short papers to provide a brief overview of the project design, components, deliverables and progress, as well as a few country cases. Please see below the case for Belarus.

TB-REP: Country case on advancing people-centered TB care in Armenia

Center PAS has produced a series of short papers to provide a brief overview of the project design, components, deliverables and progress, as well as a few country cases. Please see below the case for Armenia.

TB-REP: Country case on advancing people-centered TB care in Moldova

Center PAS has produced a series of short papers to provide a brief overview of the project design, components, deliverables and progress, as well as a few country cases. Please see below the case for Moldova.

TB-REP: Country case on advancing people-centered TB care in Kazakhstan

Center PAS has produced a series of short papers to provide a brief overview of the project design, components, deliverables and progress, as well as a few country cases. Please see below the case for Kazakhstan.

TB-REP Update June-December 2017

The Tuberculosis Regional Eastern European and Central Asian Project (TB-REP) on strengthening health systems for effective tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant TB prevention and care is a three- year project that began in 2016. It is funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and implemented by the Center for Health Policies and Studies of the Republic of Moldova as the principal recipient and the WHO Regional Office for Europe as the technical lead agency, in collaboration with partners, namely TB Europe Coalition (through Alliance for Public Health Ukraine), Stop TB Partnership, and technical expertise of London School of Economics and Political Science, European Respiratory Society London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Launch of People-Centered Model of TB Care: Blueprint for EECA Countries

A key deliverable of the TB-REP project, the People-Centered Model of TB Care: Blueprint for EECA Countries is now available and is formally launched to representatives of 11 TB REP countries in Chisinau, Moldova today, June 30. Its goal is to shift care closer to people and communities.  This entails moving towards ambulatory treatment and care, strengthening services involving primary care, and better integrating care across various providers, levels and settings within health systems. We would like to thank all TB-REP partners, the Writing Committee and the Members of the TB-REP Scientific Working Group for their contributions. This has the potential to be a game changer in improving TB response in OUR region and if implemented, will have an impact on the epidemic and improve the lives of people affected by TB.