AFR RI-Southern Africa TB & Health Systems Project

The development objectives of Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Project for Africa are to: (i) improve coverage and quality of Tuberculosis (TB) control and occupational lung disease services in targeted geographic areas of the participating countries; and (ii) strengthen regional capacity to manage the burden of TB and occupational diseases. This project has three components. 1) The first component, Innovative Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of TB, will improve the demand for and availability of high-quality TB, TB-HIV and AIDS, and occupational lung disease services in targeted geographic areas of the four participating countries. It has two sub components as follows : (i) enhancing case detection and treatment success; and (ii) rolling out a standardized package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across the four countries. 2) The second component, Regional Capacity for Disease Surveillance, Diagnostics, and Management of TB and Occupational Lung Diseases, will strengthen selective aspects of health systems to position the subregion to better manage the TB epidemic and other infectious diseases. It has three subcomponents as follows: (i) improving quality and availability of human resources in the targeted areas; (ii) strengthening diagnostic capacity and disease surveillance; and (iii) strengthening mine health regulation. 3) The third component, Regional Learning and Innovation, and Project Management, will fund technical support to strengthen regional capacity and promote regional innovation through sharing of knowledge and evidence from interventions implemented under Components and 1 and 2. It has three subcompoents as follows: (i) operational research and knowledge sharing; (ii) centers of excellence in TB and occupational lung disease control; and (iii) regional coordination, policy advocacy, and harmonization.

Development Objective

The overall objectives of the project are to: (i) improve coverage and quality of TB control and occupational lung disease services in targeted geographic areas of the participating countries; and (ii) strengthen regional capacity to manage the burden of TB and oc cupational lung diseases; (iii) strengthen country-level and cross-border preparedness and response to disease outbreaks

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