Yared Kebede Haile

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INTRODUCTION Ethiopia achieved a rapid expansion of TB microscopic centers for acid fast bacilli (AFB). However, external quality assurance (EQA) services were, until recently, limited to few regional and sub-regional laboratories. In this paper, we describe the decentralization experience and the result of EQA using random blinded rechecking. MATERIALS(More)
SETTING Amhara and Oromia Regions, Ethiopia. OBJECTIVE To determine trends in case notification rates (CNRs) among new tuberculosis (TB) cases and treatment outcomes of sputum smear-positive (SS+) patients based on geographic setting, sex and age categories. METHODS We undertook a trend analysis over a 4-year period among new TB cases reported in 10(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the diagnostic yield of GeneXpert MTB/RIF with Ziehl-Neelson (ZN) sputum smear microscopy among index TB cases and their household contacts. METHODS A cross sectional study was conducted among sputum smear positive index TB cases and their household contacts in Northern Ethiopia. RESULTS Of 353(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the yield and determinants of retrospective TB contact investigation in selected zones in Ethiopia. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a community-based cross-sectional study conducted during June-October 2014.Trained lay providers performed symptom screening for close contacts of index cases with all types of TB registered for anti-TB(More)
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