The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, health program managers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to end the suffering caused by lung disease, with a focus specifically on the challenges faced by low-and lower-middle income populations.
This year, the theme of 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health was Advancing Prevention.
The theme draws on commitments made in the political declaration adopted at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB in 2018, which promised to end the TB emergency by preventing hundreds of thousands of infections and deaths every year.
SHOPS Plus brought our expertise to the conference with four poster presentations and three oral presentations.
- Abdu Adamu: Factors affecting Nigerian private health facilities' tuberculosis case finding performance: Reviewing program data (Abstract Number: 1590)
- Ayodele Iroko: Connecting the DOTS during the COVID-19 pandemic: Using community structures and the private sector to establish linkages for increased TB case detection in Nigeria (Abstract Number: 1505)
- Flora Nwagagbo: The importance of using systematic screening in high TB burden countries to improve case detection rates: A case from private clinical facilities in Nigeria (Abstract Number: 1577)
- Bolanle Olusola-Faleye: Charging user fees is not a predictor of number of TB cases detected among private health facilities in Nigeria (Abstract Number: 1520)
- Sophie Faye: Engaging private-sector drug retailers in Nigeria’s effort to improve TB case identification: screening and diagnostic gaps from a two-state mystery client survey
- Ayodele Iroko: When facility-based detection is not enough: Increasing tuberculosis case detection through a social and behavior change strategy in Nigeria
- Lauren Rosapep: Adherence to TB screening and treatment initiation guidelines in urban Nigeria: a study of TB-care quality among private clinical providers in two states