LIGHT Policy Briefs

LIGHT Policy Briefs

For a quick grasp of essential information, our policy briefs offer concise summaries of key research findings and their implications on TB gender-responsive approaches as well as their contribution to the global efforts of ending TB. These succinct documents are designed to inform policymakers, stakeholders, and advocates to make evidence-inofrmed decisions when developing and implementing TB-related policies and programmes. 

December 2023

Enhancing Supply Chain Management for Tuberculosis (TB) Commodities in Kenya: Addressing Key Challenges

This policy brief was developed by coordinators from the Ministry of Health's National Tuberculosis, Leprosy, and Lung Disease Programme in Kenya, following their participation in an Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop. The brief highlights key challenges and proposes potential solutions for enhancing the supply chain management of TB commodities in Kenya. It recommends an integrated supply chain management approach, improved storage practices, and quality record-keeping measures to ensure a consistent, uninterrupted supply of TB medications and diagnostic tools. If implemented, these measures will ultimately improve TB treatment and care outcomes.


July 2023

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Adopting a Gender-Responsive Approach to Ending TB

In this policy brief, we highlight the importance of adopting gender-responsive approaches to end gender disparities in TB. If effectively implemented, gender-responsive approaches can improve health, socio-economic outcomes and equity. It is time to act and transform our national to global response to TB to ensure that gender disparities in the TB burden are effectively addressed throughout the TB cascade of care to achieve successful outcomes.


May 2023

Barriers to accessing successful treatment for TB infection among adolescents and young men: A political economy analysis in Kenya

This policy brief summarises key findings from Kenya's Political Economy Analysis (PEA) study, conducted by AFIDEP,  LIGHT's partners in Kenya. The study aims to provide a better understanding of the political and economic context which could hinder access to and successful treatment of TB among Kenyan male adolescents and young adults.