AusAID TB Support in Kiribati

The Government of Australia recently provided SPC with funds for the Tuberculosis Epidemic Control Project in Kiribati. The project will be conducted over three years, and will have three majore areas of focus:

  • Effectively addressing the TB epidemic crisis in Kiribati with emphasis on emerging issues of Multi-drug resistance and TB/HIV coinfection
  • Maintaining a high treatment success rate above 90% among TB cases through provision of quality TB drugs and treatment management
  • Conducting relevant and appropriate operational research to better understand the disease dynamic within Kiribati and its impact on the community in order to develop more effective future intervention tools.

The project will have a big impact in Kiribati. Progress reports will regularly be posted on this website.