USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate works with U.S. Agency for International Development to combat the spread of tuberculosis in Georgia.
Mr. Mike Ryan is the Director, U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate
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Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 7 of 30: Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious. Download full-resolution version
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 8 of 30: Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious. Download full-resolution version
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 9 of 30: Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious. Download full-resolution version
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 10 of 30: Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious. Download full-resolution version
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 11 of 30: Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious. Download full-resolution version
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 12 of 30: Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious. Download full-resolution version
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 13 of 30: Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious. Download full-resolution version
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 14 of 30: Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 15 of 30: Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 16 of 30: Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 17 of 30: Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 18 of 30: Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious. Download full-resolution version
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 19 of 30: The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 20 of 30: The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 21 of 30: Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 22 of 30: Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 23 of 30: Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 24 of 30: Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 25 of 30: The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 26 of 30: The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 27 of 30: The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 28 of 30: The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 29 of 30: The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
30 photos: USEUCOM’s role in the fight against TB
Photo 30 of 30: The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves. Download full-resolution version
Mr. Mike Ryan is the Director, U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate
Mr. Mike Ryan is the Director, U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate
Mr. Mike Ryan is the Director, U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate
Mr. Mike Ryan is the Director, U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate
Mr. Mike Ryan is the Director, U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate
Mr. Mike Ryan is the Director, U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.
Mr. Mike Ryan is the Director, U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate

Mr. Mike Ryan is the Director, U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate

The World Health Organization declared March 24 as National Tuberculosis Day to “find…treat…cure tuberculosis patients.” This was the call to action of this year’s TB day. When I think about this alarmingly dangerous epidemic, I think about ways we can help.

Recently, members of U.S. European Command traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia, at the request of the U.S. Agency for International Development to look at ways to support the Georgia Ministry of Health to shine a light on a particularly virulent strain of this disease -- Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis, or MDRTB.

European Command Civil Affairs technician, Sgt. 1st Class John Newland, was struck by the poor conditions in which staff struggle to provide adequate care for TB stricken children at the severely under-resourced and under-funded hospital in Tbilisi.

Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.

Two patients lay in a hospital room in the contagious wing of Kutaisi Tuberculosis Center in Kutaisi, Georgia, Jan. 27, 2014. A typical stay in a hospital like this lasts six months depending on the severity of the type of TB the patient has and how long it takes them to become noninfectious.

His experience is, unfortunately, common in this part of our world. What they found was frightening: under-funded facilities that lacked windows and heat; and medical machinery that were either falling apart, or completely broken. What staff that is available is constrained financially; therefore can’t offer the care they want to give to their patients.

Why should we be concerned about the spread of tuberculosis? The World Health Organization has identified this as the fastest growing problem in that geographical area. Carefully screened, tested and educated on preventative measures, U.S. service members perform training missions in Georgia and in other areas of the world where TB is a reality. Nevertheless, this disease can adversely affect the health of our armed forces. Eighty-five percent of the world’s MDRTB diagnoses happen within Armenia, Kosovo, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Azerbaijan. This is an overwhelming burden for these countries that they cannot conquer on their own.

The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.

The U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate visited this hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, January 24 - 28, 2014, to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to tuberculosis. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.

In response to this growing crisis, USEUCOM, U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, and the Georgian Ministry of Health are engaging many civilian partners i.e., doctors, universities and industry. We are pursuing a “whole of society” approach to not only stop the epidemic in its tracks, but also provide the nations in need with the tools and resources necessary to prepare them for an uncertain future.

While the strategy of containment and eradication of MDRTB in Georgia and its neighbors is in the pre-implementation stage, Dr. Catherine Johnson, USAID’s senior development advisor to USEUCOM, is joining U.S. Army Maj. Wendy Zaborowski, USEUCOM Directorate of Logistics, Humanitarian Assistance Excess Property Program Manager, to investigate where the command can help alongside industry to improve the Georgian government’s ability to attack this scourge.

An estimated 7,000 diagnosed cases of TB exist in Georgia today. By improving clinics and providing proper equipment, medical professionals will be ready for the daunting challenge.

Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB. This building was built in the early 19th Century by Tsar Nikolas II and as a TB hospital can treat up to 65 of the estimated 2,500 infected in the region it serves.

Sergeant 1st Class John Newland (center), U.S. European Command Interagency Partnering Directorate Civil Affairs Noncommissioned Officer in Charge and Dr. Cate Johnson (right), U.S. Agency for International Development’s senior advisor to USAID tour the tuberculosis hospital in Abastumani, Georgia, Jan. 24, 2014, with David Raminashvili, USAID implementing partner to assess the government’s ability to treat and respond to TB.

United States European Command’s dedication to these countries will further progress the development and help eradicate MDRTB.

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