In accordance with the applicable Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine dated 21.12.2012 No. 1091, the unified protocol sets forth the criteria for the identification of TB-suspects and such criteria comply with the WHO recommendations (Section А.3.1.1, page 55). The diagnosis pattern and criteria by which a TB-suspect is identified are also reflected in local protocols on regional and district levels. Since 2012, outreach activities are being carried out, within the framework of All-Ukrainian Awareness Campaign of “Stop Tuberculosis in Ukraine” program (GF) among the population masses and risk groups, concerning major TB symptoms and importance of timely visit to a doctor. Community awareness is ensured with public service announcements (interlinking) broadcast by the national and regional TV-channels and radio stations, awareness-raising posters (interlinking) in public places, distribution of specialized materials among the risk groups etc.
9. The criteria for defining a TB suspect should be improved and promoted widely.