Projects

ANCP: Prevention and care for drug-resistant TB in Myanmar

This project aims to implement and evaluate a model of community-based drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) care to facilitate scale-up in Myanmar and other similar resource-constrained settings.

The project, supported by the Australian NGO Cooperation Agreement Program, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (ANCP-DFAT) is:

  • Providing all 60 existing multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) patients with treatment support for at least nine months of the first year
  • Reducing the burden on the health system and enabling treatment and care for more MDR-TB patients diagnosed but not currently enrolled.

Key objectives are:

  • To build the capacity of township health system in delivering and co-ordinating MDR-TB prevention and care.
  • To deliver quality community-based MDR-TB prevention and care services through community-based treatment supporters.
  • Improved community and health facility based TB/MDR-TB infection control, TB preventative activities and education
  • Measure the impact, effectiveness and feasibility of the model of care through monitoring and evaluation and operational research.

Timeline

July 2014 - June 2018

Collaborators

  • Township Medical Authority, South Dagon, Yangon Division
  • National Tuberculosis Program, Central and Zonal
  • Myanmar Mothers and Children Welfare Association
  • Myanmar Red Cross Society

Funding

Australian NGO Cooperation Agreement Program, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Health Issue

Contact Details

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

Lia Burns

Country Program Manager, Myanmar

Telephone

+61392822180

Email

lia.burns@burnet.edu.au