Philippines

 

The Global Childhood TB Program submitted a National Academies of Science (NAS) USAID PEER Health – Philippines Proposal in collaboration with internal and external partners. After passing initial assessment/vetting phases, the TB program manager traveled to the Philippines with National School of Tropical Medicine faculty to refine the final proposal for submission for the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Health with collaborators from The University of the Philippines – Manila the first week of May. A proposal was submitted May 30th to NAS and USAID funded PEER Health Program and was awarded funding to begin February 2, 2015. The proposed project, titled ‘Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Pediatric Tuberculosis in Health Emergencies & Disasters,’ consists of a Cross-sectional cluster survey using rapid assessment methods to determine the prevalence of TB infection and disease in children under age 15, and a descriptive study using social science mixed methods to assess barriers to pediatric TB control, prevention, and treatment post-disaster.

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