FHI 360 in Myanmar (Burma) works to mitigate the impact of tuberculosis (TB) and multidrug-resistant TB through the Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP-TB) project. FHI 360 is collaborating with the National Tuberculosis Program, the World Health Organization and local governmental and nongovernmental organizations to develop and implement a model for countrywide management of the disease. This model aims to strengthen existing services; improve early and rapid diagnosis and treatment initiation; increase community engagement for adherence monitoring and support; and strengthen infection control services at the facility, community and household levels.
The Challenge TB project, a coalition of nine international TB control organizations, works in several countries. In Myanmar, the project focuses on expanding access to quality TB services; increasing the number of presumptive TB patients referred from public hospitals and the private sector; increasing the number of cases identified through TB diagnosis and case notification by the private sector; and expanding the geographical distribution of TB diagnostics and treatment to include populations in fragile and conflict states.