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Educating Mothers on TB Prevention in Ethiopia

Outreach and training are crucial to increasing community knowledge of TB and how it spreads. Roza Alemayehu’s child often plays or eats at the home of a close neighbor who is receiving TB treatment. Although Roza knew that the neighbor was receiving treatment, she didn’t realize her child was being exposed to TB. After attending local TB nurse Tadelech Tefera’s classes and gaining a better understanding of TB transmission, she decided to start her child on TB preventive treatment. Since the training she received from the USAID Eliminate TB Project, Nurse Tefera has reached over 100 mothers in her community with educational classes on TB, specifically seeking out mothers of children who live in close proximity to those with confirmed TB and encouraging them to start their children on preventative treatment. 

Stopping Tuberculosis

For more than 20 years, we have managed complex tuberculosis (TB) projects, partnering with public- and private-sector partners to detect, treat, and stop its spread through sustainable solutions to meet the needs of affected communities. We work closely with national TB programs to execute core TB control activities, improve management of TB services, establish a reliable supply chain for TB medicines and lab supplies, and educate communities and families about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care. 

We work on all levels of a country’s health system (from health worker to national and international leaders) and build the capacity of governments, civil society, and the private sector to accelerate national progress in reaching the global targets for TB by:   

  • Developing innovative strategies using data and a people-centered approach
  • Bringing diagnostic, preventive, and treatment services to high-risk populations and those affected by drug-resistant TB
  • Integrating TB care into HIV and COVID-19 care
  • Creating resilient health systems that ensure the continuous availability of medicines and supplies

RFP: Management and Administration of Working Capital Loan Facility Guarantee Financing Mechanism

The USAID-funded Health Systems for Tuberculosis (HS4TB) project, led by MSH, seeks to transform the way leaders and managers understand and work toward TB control and elimination. HS4TB is implementing activities in India through MSH Inc.’s subsidiary, MSH India Health Management Limited, (MSH India). The Government of India has endorsed contracting Private Provider Support Agencies (PPSAs) as intermediaries providing various support activities to improve efficiency in the private provider ecosystem. HS4TB is seeking the services of a firm to act as the Operational Partner (OP) to work with MSH India to implement the Management and Administration of the Working Capital Loan Facility Guarantee Financing Mechanism.