Ensuring uninterrupted treatment of patients with TB during the war: airing on Apostrophe TV

Ensuring uninterrupted treatment of patients with TB during the war: airing on Apostrophe TV

Apostrophe TV aired a program on ensuring the uninterrupted treatment of TB patients during the war.

The discussion participants talked about how previous developments in the field of overcoming TB are now helping TB medical institutions to adapt to the work in wartime, how treatment and diagnostic services are provided.

The guest of the studio Olha Pavlova, Deputy Director of the “Support to TB Response Efforts in Ukraine” said that patient care is provided not only in the field of treatment, but also as humanitarian aid. She said that anti-tuberculosis institutions set an example of courage, because they continue to work even in difficult conditions.

Zhanna Karpenko, the medical director of the Chernihiv Regional Medical Center for Socially Significant and Dangerous Diseases, also joined the broadcast and shared the story of her facility, razed to the ground by the enemy’s shellings, told how they evacuated the staff and the patients and how they manage to carry on.

They also raised the issue of psychological support for patients diagnosed with TB during the war. Psychologist Kateryna Pavlova told why it is important and how it can help to recover faster.

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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.