On October 16, SIAPS Program officially transferred administration of e-TB manager, a web-based TB information system, to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (MoH).
e-TB Manager was piloted in six Ukrainian oblasts in 2010 under SIAPS Program’s predecessor, the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program, before a nationwide roll-out began in 2012. e-TB Manager is now an official information system approved by the Ministry of Health and used across the country.
The transfer of e-TB Manager administration to the Ukrainian MoH is testament to the strong foundations that have been built in the country to ensure the sustainability of the national TB registry and management system, as well as to advancements made in disease control on a larger scale. This initiative meets the U.S. government’s objective to “scale up patient-based electronic recording and reporting systems to improve TB surveillance”, in line with the country’s national strategic plan.
“Thanks to the unique e-TB Manager tool, which has strengthened systems of monitoring and evaluation in Ukraine and was implemented with the help of international collaboration, we will in the future be able to better control not only TB, but also other infectious diseases,” Natalia Nizova, director of the Ukrainian Center for Disease Control (UCDC), said at the transfer ceremony.