A new Tuberculosis Regional Eastern European and Central Asian Project, referred to as TB-REP 2.0, has been launched. This project for 2019 to 2022, building on the previous TB-REP from 2016 to 2018, will consolidate past achievements and address new and remaining challenges while ensuring continuity. In particular, it will focus on improving tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care outcomes.

TB-REP was a multipartner project that covered 11 countries in eastern Europe and central Asia including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The project aimed to prevent TB and drug-resistant TB, and to improve TB treatment outcomes through a health systems strengthening approach, by increasing political commitment and implementing people-centred models of care. TB-REP also sought to foster the fundamental transformation of health service delivery and financing mechanisms through alignment with financial reforms.

Through their participation in TB-REP, several countries made their TB service delivery more people-centred by adopting improved health financing mechanisms as well as new approaches to planning human resources.

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