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Community-based TB initiative in St. Petersburg

Project title Community-based TB initiative in St. Petersburg
Database Data manually inserted in the NDPHS Database
ID in the source database 1433
Thematic area
  • Development of Health Systems and Social Services
  • Prison Health
  • Tuberculosis
Topic Strengthening the institutional capacity of the local social protection and healthcare authorities and NGOs in reducing the spread of TB in St. Petersburg by improving early TB detection and treatment outcomes of TB patients.
Project geographical area Russia
Substate level / administrative units /regions St. Petersburg
Lead partner (organisation) St. Petersburg-based non-governmental organisation "Doctors to Children"
Lead partner (owner or/and project manager) no data
Partner organisations The Norwegian Heart and Lung Patient Organisation (LHL)
Start date 2010-08-30
End date 2011-09-01
Duration (months) 13
Target audience (1) Psychosocial service providers of government social protection institutions and NGOs providing assistance to populations at risk in St. Petersburg; (2) TB service providers from TB clinics and hospitals in St. Petersburg; (3) Staff of penitentiary institutions in the City of St. Petersburg and the neighbouring Leningrad region; (4) Decision-makers in the St. Petersburg City Committees for Social Policy and Healthcare, Directorate on Penitentiaries, and other authorities; (5) TB patients receiving referral and psychosocial services at the pilot stage of the model development; (6) NGOs and government institutions who will receive tools and models to provide care, support and effective referral to TB patients.
Summary The Russian St. Petersburg-based NGO Doctors to Children (DTC) in partnership with Norwegian NGO Heart and Lung Patient Organization (LHL) is proposing a project to be implemented in St. Petersburg, Russia, aimed at reducing the spread of TB in St. Petersburg. To achieve this goal, DTC with its partners will implement the following activities: 1) Training of professionals serving clients with TB in St. Petersburg 2)Organizing a study tour to Norway to introduce decision-makers and providers from St. Petersburg to international best practices; 3) Facilitating an advocacy group in St. Petersburg on the rights of TB patients and groups most affected by TB; 4) Developing, piloting and documenting inter-agency protocol of referral and professional psychosocial services to TB patients; 5) Facilitating a city-level working group to review and officially approve the inter-agency protocol; 6) Disseminating the inter-agency protocol throughout the city of St. Petersburg. The ultimate beneficiaries of the project are 5,000 TB patients annually who will have access and will receive psychosocial services in the city of St. Petersburg.
Background no data
Objectives (1) Building providers’ capacity on psychosocial assistance to TB patients; (2) Building the capacity of NGOs to advocate for the rights of TB patientsand disseminate information about TB; and (3) Building and documenting a replicable inter-agency model of psychosocial assistance to TB patients.
Specific objectives/indicators no data
Results no data
Total foreseen budget EUR 130,000
Total implementation costs
(for completed projects, if available)
no data
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Financing agencies / organisations St. Petersburg-based non-governmental organisation "Doctors to Children"
Project's URL / project's website no data
Papers associated with this project no data
Further information no data
Last posted: on 2011-09-01 at 11:01:10

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