IMPACT TB celebrates 5 years of TB research in Nepal and VietnamPosted on: January 06, 2022
We are so proud to have been part of global research efforts in TB over the past 5 years. In Vietnam, we expanded a successful case finding project to six districts of Ho Chi Minh City. While in Nepal, we have implemented our case finding activities in four districts with a high burden of undiagnosed TB cases to reach those who do not have good access to healthcare. In both countries, we tested different implementation models to find the cheapest way to scale-up active case finding of TB nationwide. We continue to work closely with the National TB Programmes of each country to ensure our work complements other research being carried out and informs future policy. We are also evaluating the health economics of each strategy from both a patient and a health system perspective, while also using mathematical modelling to understand both the short and long term effects on the epidemic of each strategy.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far and here’s to the next 5 years!!