Children and TB. How to prevent the disease spread: airing on Apostrophe TV to the International Children’s Day
On June 1, the International Children’s Day, another episode of the Apostrophe Health Project was broadcast on Apostrophe TV. It was focused on the topic “Children and tuberculosis. How to prevent the spread of the disease”.
The importance of comprehensive medical and social approach to the treatment of children in the country was discussed on the air and why psychological support for children can be an important step in better social adaptation of a child after recovery.
Olha Klymenko, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Stop TB. Ukraine Partnership, and Kateryna Pavlova, a psychologist, author of a book on tuberculosis for children and parents, participated in the episode.
The guests of the studio shared the results of the study, which was conducted in anti-tuberculosis institutions for children. According to the data, only 23% of children receive psychological assistance in the treatment of TB and only 13% of parents obtain such type of aid.
Kateryna Pavlova also shared how to work with a child diagnosed with TB and the people close to them. In addition, the psychologist briefly told about a book for parents and children about TV, which will be presented soon.
Olha Klymenko noted the importance of the social component in the treatment of TB in children in Ukraine and said that sometimes it is difficult to implement due to certain stigmatizing ideas about the disease. In addition, she shared previous developments in the field of overcoming TB, including the Oneimpact application, which in wartime helps to solve the difficulties of people who are sick.
The program is prepared by the Stop TB Partnership Ukraine, Convictus Ukraine being its Secretariat.
The program was created with the generous support of the American people, provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through funding for the project “Supporting efforts to combat tuberculosis in Ukraine.” The program is the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.