Improving supervision and patient support for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis patients in Nepal

Abstract

This study supports the National TB Programme of Nepal to develop an improved supervision and patient support approach aimed at drug resistant TB patients.

OBJECTIVES

  • develop and pilot an improved supervision and patient support approach in the existing DR‐TB management programme
  • develop educational materials for different health care providers and patient care takers in line with this approach to supervision and patient support
  • evaluate the effectiveness of the approach
  • support scale‐up of the proven approach across Nepal
  • develop a generic version of supervision and patient support

THE STUDY The study uses the ‘patient centred approach in DR‐TB management’ theme of the Stop TB strategy to develop a comprehensive approach to supervision and patient support, and also develops clear guidelines to defining roles and responsibilities of those involved. The study uses a working group process, involving key stakeholders including patient representatives, to develop the supervision and patient support approach.

Citation

COMDIS. Improving supervision and patient support for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis patients in Nepal. (2014)

Improving supervision and patient support for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis patients in Nepal

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