Melbourne Children’s Global Health Forum May


Title: Decentralisation of services to end tuberculosis




Date:  Tuesday 30 May, 2023


Time: 12:30-1:30 pm AEST


Hybrid: Online via Zoom and in person. In-person venue: LL- 1.046a and LL1.046b at the Health Education and Learning Precinct (HELP)-1st Floor West, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (view the map)



Tuberculosis Stigma Assessment in Mongolia

Dr Bazra Tsogt will talk about a nationwide Tuberculosis (TB) stigma assessment that involved the use of a validated TB sigma scale and in-depth interviews undertaken in Mongolia in 2022. TB-related stigma is highly prevalent in Mongolia, and is a significant barrier to accessing health care services. The aim of the study was to assess the extent and dimensions of TB stigma and to understand stigma as a barrier to accessing care, and to develop recommendations with an action plan to address it. Law and policy assessment was also undertaken with thematic analysis of qualitative transcripts.


Health system strengthening for Tuberculosis in Mimika, Central Papua Province, Indonesia

Dr Trisasi Lestari will talk about the impact of health system approach to the resilience of tuberculosis program in Mimika, Papua, Indonesia which has shown a better resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic and effectively recovered compared to other districts. The project focus on participatory action-oriented research to implement TB contact investigation and preventive treatment, while improving TB case finding.  Dr Trisasi will discuss how using a health system approach can strengthen primary health centre and increase health system resilience.


Co-chairs: Professor Steve Graham and Dr Marianne Safe

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