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Call for more investment in cost-effective tuberculosis care

The global community is facing a considerable challenge to eliminate tuberculosis (TB). Although the global TB incidence rate has been falling in the latest decade, without substantial improvement to detect and treat TB, the decline rate is not fast enough to reach the 2025 milestone of a 50% TB incidence and 75% TB mortality reduction… Lanjutkan membaca Call for more investment in cost-effective tuberculosis care

Good Knowledge but Poor Practice Toward COVID-19 Among Indonesian Youth

COVID-19 cases have been increasing among young people as they are often considered to have low compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures. Given that challenge, there have been limited studies exploring this issue. Through a nationwide online survey, we assessed knowledge, attitudes, and practice toward COVID-19 among Indonesian youth and potential interventions to improve their behavior.… Lanjutkan membaca Good Knowledge but Poor Practice Toward COVID-19 Among Indonesian Youth

Targeted vaccine allocation could increase the covid-19 vaccine benefits amidst its lack of availability: A mathematical modeling study in indonesia

With a limited number of vaccines and healthcare capacity shortages, particularly in low-and middle-income countries, vaccination programs should seek the most efficient strategy to reduce the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemics. This study aims at assessing several scenarios of delivering the vaccine to people in Indonesia. We develop a model for several scenarios of… Lanjutkan membaca Targeted vaccine allocation could increase the covid-19 vaccine benefits amidst its lack of availability: A mathematical modeling study in indonesia

COVID-19 and tuberculosis-related catastrophic costs

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented health crisis and a substantial socioeconomic impact. It also affects tuberculosis (TB) control severely worldwide. Interruptions of many TB control programs because of the COVID-19 pandemic could result in significant setbacks. One of the targets that can be affected is the WHO’s End TB Strategy goal to eliminate… Lanjutkan membaca COVID-19 and tuberculosis-related catastrophic costs

Cost of seeking care for tuberculosis since the implementation of universal health coverage in Indonesia

Background Although tuberculosis (TB) patients often incur high costs to access TB-related services, it was unclear beforehand whether the implementation of universal health coverage (UHC) in Indonesia in 2014 would reduce direct costs and change the pattern of care-seeking behaviour. After its introduction, we therefore assessed TB patients’ care-seeking behaviour and the costs they incurred… Lanjutkan membaca Cost of seeking care for tuberculosis since the implementation of universal health coverage in Indonesia

Catastrophic costs due to tuberculosis worsen treatment outcomes: a prospective cohort study in Indonesia

Background While the incidence of catastrophic costs due to tuberculosis (TB) remains high, there is little evidence about their impact on TB treatment outcomes and adherence. We assessed their effect on treatment outcomes and adherence in Indonesia.   Methods We interviewed 282 adult TB patients who underwent TB treatment in urban, suburban and rural districts… Lanjutkan membaca Catastrophic costs due to tuberculosis worsen treatment outcomes: a prospective cohort study in Indonesia