Projects

Zero TB initiative Yogyakarta

Worldwide, TB is the leading cause of infectious diseases deaths. Indonesia is a World Health Organization high burden country for TB, Multi-Drug Resistant TB and TB/HIV. In 2017 an estimated eight percent of the worlds TB cases occurred in Indonesia.

Indonesia’s current response to TB is unlikely to be sufficient to achieve drastic and rapid reductions in the disease burden to meet global END TB targets. This project, in partnership with Gadjah Mada University and local partners, will implement the Zero TB Initiatives comprehensive approach to control and eliminate TB in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia. It will utilise the principles of the approach, searching actively for TB cases, treating TB effectively and preventing or treating exposure; search-treat-prevent.

Timeline

Ongoing

Outcomes

Utilising a mobile TB service to screen 1000 participants in high-risk settings in Yogyakarta City and Kulon Progo Districts, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Collaborators

  • Gadjah Mada University
  • Yogyakarta Provincial Health Office
  • Yogyakarta City District Health Office
  • Kulon Progo District Health Office
  • Interactive Research and Development
  • Zero TB Initiative

Health Issue

Contact Details

For any general enquiries relating to this project, please contact:

Doctor Philipp du Cros

Infectious Diseases Specialist, TB Elimination and Implementation Science

Email

phillip.ducros@burnet.edu.au