Procurement of social support services for patients with tuberculosis


17 february 2019

A clear mechanism in the region from treating and supporting a patient to discharge and reintegration to life for vulnerable groups of people has been established.

In Cherkasy region, a precedent for the procurement of social support services for patients with tuberculosis through the ProZorro system at the expense of the local budget has been created.
To determine procurement, first of all, the organization conducted a needs assessment, which determined the need for TB patients to receive social services in the outpatient and inpatient stages.

In the implementation process of the mechanism NGO organized work meetings with the authorities of the local regional state administration and representatives of finance and health departments. The negotiations resulted in the approval of the draft decision of the regional council on the allocation of funds for the procurement of social services through the Cherkasy Regional TB Dispensary of Cherkasy Regional Council and the signing of a relevant agreement between NGO and state institution.

Representatives of NGO recorded an increase in the number of motivated patients for treatment at the outpatient level, because they work with NGO experts before discharge from the hospital. A clear mechanism has been established for the formation of adherence to further treatment and support of the patient at the hospital stage, as well as discharge and further support, both at the outpatient level and for reintegration to life.

“In 2018 four TB patients had already reintegrated with the help of a non-governmental organization and started a social lifestyle – they got a job and are planning to start a family”, – noted  Natalia Nesvat, Board Head of CO “From heart to heart”.

Case implementer: CO “From heart to heart”.

Result: 48,492.00 UAH from the regional budget for social services procurement.

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