On the eve of World TB Day we are reflecting on over a year of TB response during the war. Despite the challenges due to shelling, destruction, energy terror, migration of both general population and medical professionals Ukraine gives decisive TB response.
Coordinated efforts of government, civil society, international partners as well as financial support from the Global Fund and other donors during the war allow to keep TB epidemic under control. In some regions we were able to identify 2-3 times more TB cases than before the war, linking them to treatment. Timely delivery of TB drugs sometimes even by bicycles when it was no fuel, providing psychosocial and mental health support led to the most important results – over 80% of drug-resistant TB were cured.
Read more about civil society’s efforts to fight tuberculosis during the war in our situation report.