Monitoring and evaluation tool for tuberculosis programs in refugee and post-conflict settings. Version 2
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Monitoring and evaluation tool for tuberculosis programs in refugee and post-conflict settings. Version 2

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    This January 2013 revised version of the original September 2009 tool, is the result of further consultation with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Kenya country office and the Bureau of Population Refugee and Migration in 2011−2012. It was originally developed by the International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch of the U.S. CDC and IRC. The original health education component and the revision were funded, in part, by the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University in Atlanta, GA, USA as portion of master’s work.

    This tool is designed to support the effective evaluation of tuberculosis (TB) control programs in resource-limited, refugee camp and other post-conflict settings. Although TB control is not considered a part of responding to the acute stage of a humanitarian emergency, TB among refugees and other migratory populations is an important public health problem that has been recognized for some time. As more conflicts become protracted and more camps become long-term settlements, the necessity of quality TB control programs increases. In addition, the major of persons with TB live in resource- limited settings of Africa and South-East Asia.

    This tool is primarily intended to improve performance of medical and laboratory refugee camp staff or others in post-conflict, resource-limited settings who plan, organize, conduct, and supervise TB activities. Therefore, this tool can be a helpful reference for program staff to improve programming between evaluations in these and other resource-limited settings.

    On June 21, 2007, during a priority-setting meeting with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch (IERHB) to develop tools to evaluate IRC’s tuberculosis (TB) control programs. This tool was designed over the following months and then piloted in northeastern Kenya at five TB control programs in June-July 2008 and February 2009 and in central Kenya in February 2009. This current revision resulted from site and office visits in Ethiopia and Kenya and further desk work in 2011.

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