On the 14th of January, in Parliament, a draft of Law of Ukraine No. 9467 "On Approval of the National Targeted Social Program for Tuberculosis Control in 2018-2021" was registered.
The document states that the main goal of the program is to stabilize the sityation with tuberculosis in Ukraine, reduce its mortality rate and increase the efficiency of treatment of patients. The program provides for a rapid reform of the approaches to providing anti-TB health care to the population in Ukraine. One of the new strategic directions is the implementation of a model of anti-TB care tailored to people's needs.
"Implementation of the program will provide 100% access to the treatment of all patients with tuberculosis through the introduction of a new approach that is as much as possible focused on the patient. First of all, this is the transition to outpatient care for tuberculosis patients, observing the modern principles of infection control, the introduction of short-term regimens of treatment with new drugs already registered in Ukraine in 2018 ", - commented the first deputy of general director of the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko
The program provides access to timely diagnosis of tuberculosis by purchasing the necessary materials for molecular-genetic research methods, which allow for accurate diagnosis within two hours.