The Solomon Islands TB patient cost survey

The Solomon Islands will soon conduct a national tuberculosis (TB) patient cost survey whereby they will measure the proportion of TB patients who experience catastrophic costs due to their TB diagnosis and care. Catastrophic costs are a major target of the End TB Strategy. The Solomon Islands national TB patient cost survey is a cross sectional survey of approximately 210 TB patients. The student will assist with the analysis, interpretation and write up of the data. The student will also need to conduct a literature review to determine what social protection schemes or interventions are in place in Solomon Islands. The results are likely to be of national interest and of interest to the staff in the Western Pacific Region Office of WHO as a number of TB patient cost surveys have been conducted in the Western Pacific Region.