Tuberculosis (TB) remains endemic in our region and is the second leading major cause of death in both Indonesia and PNG.
At the end of this project, there will be four knowledge hubs in Yogyakarta and Mimika in Indonesia, and Port Moresby and Daru in PNG that can pilot and scale up successful innovations in TB case detection and models of care, and conduct enhanced molecular and epidemiological surveillance, supporting the micro-elimination of TB in these areas.
Within Yogyakarta, the program is scaling up active case finding and TB preventive therapy amongst close contacts of TB cases. As part of this program, the project has been looking at potential gender barriers and experiences with TB care to see how this knowledge can help improve the services. This qualitative research undertaken by researchers from the Universitas Gadjah Mada is due to be completed in 2021.