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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. This year’s theme – Advancing Prevention – draws on commitments made during the United Nations High-Level Meeting on tuberculosis (TB) in 2018, which promised to prevent hundreds of thousands of infections and deaths every year.

Abt experts from the SHOPS Plus Project look forward to presenting at this year’s conference, highlighting the project’s work in health systems strengthening, TB research, private sector health, and more.

Oral Presentations

Adherence to TB screening and treatment initiation guidelines in urban Nigeria: a study of TB-care quality among private clinical providers in two states
Abt presenter: Lauren Rosapep

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
Abt presenter: Sophie Faye

When facility-based detection is not enough: Increasing tuberculosis case detection through a social and behavior change strategy in Nigeria
Abt presenter: Ayodele Iroko

Poster Presentations

Charging user fees is not a predictor of number of TB cases detected among private health facilities in Nigeria (Abstract Number: 1520)
Abt presenter: Bolanle Olusola-Faleye

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)
Abt presenter: Ayodele Iroko

Factors affecting Nigerian private health facilities' tuberculosis case finding performance: Reviewing program data (Abstract Number: 1590)
Abt presenter: Abdu Adamu

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)
Abt presenter: Flora Nwagagbo