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TB/HIV Infection Control in Cote d'Ivoire


In the effort to diminish erroneous TB laboratory results affected by poor handling and transport of TB specimens, ASM and representatives from Institute Pasteur-Cote d’Ivoire and the National TB Control Program (NTCP) have commenced a ten-day TB specimen transport system site assessment at seven locations across Cote d’Ivoire: Abengourou, Abidjan, Bouaké, Korhogo, Man, San Pedro, and Yamoussoukro.   ASM will utilize the assessment results to deliver targeted technical assistance, including mentoring, procurement, and the development of policy, standard operating procedures, and training resources for TB specimen transport system improvement.  In April 2014, ASM and all stakeholders will convene a meeting to address the assessment results and to prepare for subsequent activities aimed to improve TB specimen collection, transport, and diagnosis.