Syria

KEY RESULTS - TB

TB incidence

Source: World Health Organization

An 70% treatment success rate for TB (2014)

Source: World Health Organization

 

    

100% of HIV positive TB patients on ART (2015)

Source: World Health Organization

Project Summary

Prior to March 2011, Syria was making public health gains in tuberculosis (TB) prevention, reducing annual TB prevalence from 85 TB cases per 100,000 persons in 1990 to 23 per 100,000 in 2011. Tuberculosis care in Syria was integrated in the healthcare system nationwide. As the conflict escalated, health infrastructure has been destroyed, drug supply chains have been interrupted, and healthcare workers have fled all negatively impacting TB diagnosis and treatment efforts. As the Principal Recipient of the Global Fund TB grant, UNDP has continued to support civil society and the National Tuberculosis Programme in Syria to reach the WHO target of 87 percent of tuberculosis patients successfully on treatment via the Directly Observed Treatment, Short-Course (DOTS) strategy. Through the UNDP-administered grant, advanced DNA technology was procured to aid in the early detection of tuberculosis, and health workers were trained on how to use it. In conflict situations, medical staff experience difficulties reaching patients, and patients in turn have difficulty reaching health centres. UNDP’s support ensured that patients continued to be reached and that medicines were delivered on time.  The grant has also rehabilitated 64 health facilities dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of TB and as of end of 2014 .

 

 

UNDP managed grants

 have rehabilitated 64

health facilities dedicated

to diagnosis and treatment

of TB

    KEY RESULTS - CONTINUED

 

8,600 TB cases detected and treated

Source: UNDP

Case detection rate for TB (2015)

Source: World Health Organization

64 TB health facilities rehabilitated

Source: UNDP

Child mortality rate

Source: World Health Organization

TB related mortality

Source: World Health Organization