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Infectious Diseases

Delivering Comprehensive Supportive Care Services to People with Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

One of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) commitments under the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis (NAP) Objective 2.2, “Prevent MDR-TB transmission,” Sub-objective 2.2.2, “Enhance adherence to [tuberculosis] TB and [multidrug-resistant tuberculosis] MDR-TB treatment” is to “develop generic ancillary care packages (e.g., services and/or supplies not directly related to treatment, but that enable patients to continue therapy, such as pain or nausea medicine, food rations, supportive services) for MDR-TB patients.

Myanmar Malaria Burden Reduction Assessment

The Myanmar Malaria Burden Reduction Assessment documented the reduction of malaria burden between 2006 and 2017 in three areas of Myanmar: 34 townships of Kayin State, Tanintharyi Region, and Rakhine State. The assessment reviewed all cross-sectional surveys, routine malaria surveillance data, and interventions supported by all partners. Surveys demonstrated little change nationally in malaria knowledge, treatment-seeking or impregnated net use between 2011 and 2016.

Performance Evaluation of USAID's Zika Response in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Region

In 2016, USAID initiated a three-year, multi-country health emergency response to Zika and the negative pregnancy outcomes of the virus in Latin America and the Caribbean. This performance evaluation used a mixed-methods approach and comes in the final year of the response. It focuses on understanding the enablers and limitations addressed, accomplishments in strengthening systems in countries, and how the response was managed.

Delivering Comprehensive Supportive Care to People With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) is a significant global health threat, with an estimated 600,000 cases occurring annually. The United States Government committed to address DR-TB, both domestically and internationally, in the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. This Practical Toolkit is part of that effort.

Myanmar Malaria Burden Reduction Assessment

The Myanmar Malaria Burden Reduction Assessment documented the reduction of malaria burden between 2006 and 2017 in three areas of Myanmar: 34 townships of Kayin State, Tanintharyi Region, and Rakhine State. The assessment reviewed all cross-sectional surveys, routine malaria surveillance data, and interventions supported by all partners. Surveys demonstrated little change nationally in malaria knowledge, treatment-seeking or impregnated net use between 2011 and 2016.

Midterm Performance Evaluation of Myanmar Defeat Malaria Activity

The Defeat Malaria Activity is a five-year (2016–2021), $32 million award implemented in Myanmar’s Kayin and Rakhine states and Tanintharyi region. University Research Co., LLC, the prime recipient of the award, works to scale up proven malaria control interventions with the American Refugee Committee, Jhpiego, the Duke Global Health Institute, the Myanmar Health Assistant Association, and the Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Association.

Midterm Evaluation of USAID Defeat TB (DTB) Project in Kyrgyzstan

This report summarizes a midterm evaluation of the Kyrgyzstan Defeat TB (DTB) Project, implemented by Abt Associates and partners since August 2014. The evaluation reflects field work conducted in June and October 2017, including interviews and focus groups, as well as review of numerous background documents. The project is meeting its interim targets and contributes significantly to tuberculosis (TB) prevention and management in Kyrgyzstan.

Mid-term Management Review of the Challenge TB Project

The purpose of this mid-term management review is to assess the overall project management, successes, and opportunities for improvement of the Challenge TB (CTB) project. The results of the management review will be used to provide feedback and recommendations to CTB on project operations and management. The following evaluation questions were addressed:

1. Is the project aligned with the guiding principles outlined in the RFA and CTB cooperative agreement program description and work plans? Is it “on track” to deliver the committed results?

President's Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project Mid-Term Evaluation

The purpose of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project Mid-Term Evaluation was to evaluate two of the five components of the Project and inform future USAID investments in indoor residual spraying (IRS). The PMI AIRS Project focuses on IRS implementation, technical assistance, capacity building, communications and public education, entomological monitoring, and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) at the country level, upon which the mid-term evaluation was based.

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