The treatment of tuberculosis (TB) is complex and often requires patients to follow long and extensive treatment protocols. This is especially true of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB), which is one of the most urgent problems facing TB control in Eastern Europe. As any interruption of treatment can jeopardise effective (DR-) TB control, cross-border TB control is crucial. Addressing the cross-border exchange of information, the project now aims to lay the groundwork for sustainable systematic communication of TB patient data between Poland and Germany. It will assess the current situation, pinpoint any gaps and needs, identify relevant stakeholders and contribute to systematic cross-border TB management.
Preparation of a project to enhance the exchange of information on continuity of treatment of tuberculosis patients who regularly cross borders and the exchange of information on contact persons.
In Cooperation with
- National Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Research Institute (IGiChP), Poland
Research and provision of evidence
Assessing gaps and needs for systematic cross-border TB management between both partner countries.
Networking and cooperation
Identifying stakeholders for multisectoral cooperation within the follow-up project.
Developing tools to facilitate and standardise the exchange of information on tuberculosis cases; developing a strategic plan for a follow-up project on a larger scale, including precise assessments of the requirements for its implementation.