A pilot of a new intervention launched to Improve adherence to TB treatment and its outcomes in Georgia

A pilot of a new intervention in TB service provision launched from July 1 st , 2019 in Georgia. The
intervention aims at improving adherence to TB treatment and its outcomes through introduction of
a package of interventions, including an integrated TB care at primary health care level and a Results
Based Financing (RBF) scheme of healthcare providers.

The pilot is approved by the government resolution as part of the state TB program and will be
implemented by the Ministry of Internally Displaced People from Occupied Territories, Labour,
Health Social Affairs. Incentive payments to healthcare providers are supported by The Global Fund
TB grant to Georgia. The pilot will last for 24 months and will take place in 10 facilities countrywide
which differ by location and ownership. The Social Service Agency (the public purchaser) will
administer incentives payments to the facilities based of their performance on quarterly basis.

Curatio International Foundation (Georgia) in partnership with Queen Margaret University (UK), the
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) and the Antwerp Institute of Tropical
Medicine (Belgium) will study the impact, the cost-effectiveness and the feasibility of the
intervention during a four-year research funded through the Joint Health Systems Research
Initiative, which is jointly funded by the Department of International Development (DFID),
the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and
the  Wellcome Trust (WT).

The research findings will inform policy makers in Georgia and contribute to the debate about RBF in TB care and health in general in low- and middle-income countries. Keep tracking our and or project specific web sites to follow the latest updates of the project.

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