Process Evaluation of Quality in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tuberculosis in Public Health Facilies of Southwes Ethiopia: Cross Sectional Study

by Desalegn Dabaro Dangiso and Dawit Hawaria Logita
J Microbiol Infect Dis 2016;6(4): 156-162

7 pp. 644 kB
http://www.jmidonline.org/upload/sayi/27/JMID-00975.pdf

Even though Ethiopia has implemented the Directly Observed Treatment Short (DOTS) service for a long time, the national targets of Tuberculosis (TB) control were not achieved yet. Like the country wide, the Kersa district shares the same problem, and also TB control program have never been evaluated in this district. The authors conclude that the shortage of drugs and reagents and, low uptake of microscopic Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) examination service was the main constraints of service. Adequate and continuous resource supply and regular and continuous monitoring of diagnosis and treatment process should be considered.

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