This online toolkit was developed to assist facility level administrators and health care workers in communities with a high prevalence of both TB and HIV to implement TB infection prevention and control measures, using the “Three I’s” framework as articulated by the World Health Organization. The toolkit provides step-by-step guidance on strengthening TB infection control practices at the facility, intensifying case finding among HIV-infected patients, and incorporating isoniazid preventive therapy into the care and treatment provided to persons living with HIV.
The online toolkit features three main sections:
Overview of TB Prevention among PLHIV
Implementing TB Prevention
Implementing Continuous Quality Improvement of TB Prevention Activities
- CQI Example 1: Improving TB screening of HIV-infected patients
The I-TECH Tuberculosis Prevention Toolkit was developed with significant contributions and feedback from: the Curry International TB Center at UCSF, the WHO, and TB-CAP (Tuberculosis Control Assistance Program).