Results from PSA study on TB care quality expected this month
According to a release, US Embassy in the Philippines Chargé d’Affaires Michael Klecheski and the United States Agency for International Development recently launched two projects worth over P2.5 billion to combat tuberculosis (TB) in the Philippines.
“Eradicating TB in the Philippines is a crucial step for the country to achieve its development goals,” said Klecheski. “The US government will continue to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the Philippine government to end TB.”
The projects, which are scheduled to run for five years, will enhance TB prevention and treatment, expand access to TB detection technology, and encourage at-risk populations to seek treatment.
Last May, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) approved the conduct of a survey on tuberculosis care quality; an earlier report by the Bacolod City Health Office found tuberculosis to be among the top causes of death in the city.
The survey sought to assess current conditions for treating tuberculosis; evaluate quality of service, provider competency, and patient satisfaction; among other pertinent issues.
According to earlier reports, results of the survey are expected sometime this month./WDJ