Project HOPE wins USAID health contract

By Devex Editor 03 October 2014

Volunteers in Uzbekistan work to address the impact of tuberculosis. Photo by: UNDP in Europe and CIS / CC BY-NC-SA

U.S.-based international health care organization Project HOPE, in partnership with Population Services International, has been tapped by the U.S. Agency for International Development to combat tuberculosis in Central Asia.

Project HOPE won the five-year $24.3 million contract to implement the Central Asian Republics Regional TB Program. The five-year program, which has been slated to start this month, aims to improve tuberculosis treatment and diagnosis among vulnerable populations in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It also intends to mitigate the negative impact of the disease and prevent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis from spreading in the region.

The project, which was bid out through full and open competition procedures, has seven focal objectives:

▪ Equitable access to comprehensive and appropriate TB diagnostic and treatment services.
▪ Timely and quality laboratory services on TB and MDR-TB diagnosis.
▪ Patient-centered system for TB and MDR-TB.
▪ TB services that meet international standards.
▪ Institutional capacity of health system and workers.
▪ Improved linkage of TB with other health sectors and civil society organizations.
▪ Management information system for TB.

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