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Union research features in WHO COVID-19 success stories report

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A research project undertaken by The Union has featured in the WHO’s second report of country success stories in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on TB services.

The Union’s Centre for Operational Research delivered the study across 36 health facilities in Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

The aim was to determine whether the impact of COVID-19 on TB case detection and TB treatment outcomes could be mitigated by strengthening real-time monthly surveillance in selected health facilities.

The Centre for Operational Research worked in close collaboration with the national TB programmes in each country from May 2020 to March 2021.

Read the WHO’s new report demonstrates how countries, partners and communities are successfully innovating to adapt to the constraints of the pandemic.

Read more about the ‘Impact of COVID-19 on TB services: a real-time public health surveillance project in three African countries (Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe)’ study.