Strong partnership for improved TB and HIV indicators: IPT uptake and completion


The dual burden of TB and HIV infection has prompted global attention as well as WHO policies and guidelines. The USAID-funded Challenge TB project partnered with the Ethiopian National TB Program and other local partners to ensure the delivery of a continuum of care to expand TB preventive therapy for latent TB infection among persons living with HIV (PLHIVs).  This technical highlight describes the partnership that implemented joint TB/HIV activities in health facilities demonstrating the feasibility of improving protection from TB disease progression amongst PLHIVs.