The USAID-funded Tuberculosis (TB) Program South Africa is a 5-year project (2009-2014) implemented by University Research Co., LLC (URC). This project builds on the successes of the USAID-funded TASC II TB Project (2004–2009), also implemented by URC. The project works closely with the South African National Department of Health (DoH) and other stakeholders to support the government’s health sector reform through the expansion of quality and accessible TB services. In addition, the project works with provincial and district health departments in the development, implementation, and evaluation of needs-based strategies to combat TB, TB/HIV, and drug-resistant TB and to promote best infection control practices. This support is also helping communities create appropriate advocacy, social mobilization, and health systems strengthening and innovate service delivery models for the rapid expansion of Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) for the control of TB.
For more information, please check out the Program Fact Sheet below.