Intensive Support for Improved TB Case Detection: Lessons from Ethiopian Public Hospitals

The USAID-funded Challenge TB project collaborated with the Ethiopian National TB Control Program (NTP) and regional health bureaus to integrate TB screening into all health service outlets across the country. The intensive support included mentorship of hospital staff by zonal and regional teamsroutine check-ins, on-site capacity building, and close follow-up. By 2019, central and zonal cluster teams and their government counterparts visited 162 regional and 7 federal hospitals resulting in the successful integration of TB screening into adult and pediatric outpatient departments, maternal services, and non-communicable disease clinics.