This handbook provides a standardized methodology for conducting health facility-based cross-sectional surveys to assess the direct and indirect costs incurred by TB patients and their households, building on experience gathered using a previous costing tool and an iterated WHO pilot protocol and tool.
Lessons Learned from Best Practices in Psycho-Socio-Economic Support for Tuberculosis Patients
A report on the project which aimed to draw lessons from best practices on sustainable systems for social support from around the world, to learn what works in specific situations and can be adapted to similar problems in other contexts. The project focussed on two components of social support, namely psycho-emotional support and socio-economic support.
Costs faced by MDR-TB patients during diagnosis and treatment. Report from a pilot study in Ethiopia.
Ethiopia has a high prevalence of TB and it is also one of the countries where many people who develop TB every year do not get treated. One of the reasons why infected people delay or do not seek diagnosis and treatment is economic access – the cost to patients and their families. This report documents a pilot study which was undertaken to determine the financial impact of MDR-TB diagnosis and treatment.