An assessment of TB patient costs in Timor Leste

A tuberculosis patient cost survey is underway in Timor Leste. The survey will provide key information to establish baseline data for the catastrophic costs indicator of the End TB Strategy. The analysis will involve calculating costs for patients to access TB care and wil involve descriptive and analytical methods. The analysis will be complemented by a policy analysis assessing what local policies exist to protect patients from excessive out of pocket expenses for health care. The key partners involved in this project are ANU, the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.