Maia Uchaneishvili

Maia Uchaneishvili
Curatio International Foundation | CIF · Research Unit

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November 2011 - January 2016
Curatio International Foundation
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Participate in research proposal development. Working with different research software, conducting analyzes, qualitative studies. Writing and submitting articles to international journals. Making presentations about different issues.

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Publications (17)
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Background: The decade between the ages of 14 and 25 is a particularly vulnerable period for the development of mental health problems, especially of common mental disorders. Mental health and psychosocial prevention and support services for young people in the Republic of Georgia have been extremely limited, leaving a wide treatment and care gap....
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Objectives This paper presents the iterative process of participatory multistakeholder engagement that informed the development of a new national tuberculosis (TB) policy in Georgia, and the lessons learnt. Methods Guided by realist evaluation methods, a multistakeholder dialogue was organised to elicit stakeholders’ assumptions on challenges and p...
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Background: Tuberculosis is one of the greatest global health concerns and disease management is challenging particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Despite improvements in addressing this epidemic in Georgia, tuberculosis remains a significant public health concern due to sub-optimal patient management. Low remuneration for specialists,...
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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a significant public health concern worldwide. Georgia is among the countries with a high burden of HCV infection. People who inject drugs (PWID) have the highest burden of infection in Georgia. In 2015, the Government of Georgia, with partners’ support, initiated one of the world’s first Hepatitis C Elimination...
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Background: There is a paucity of evidence on access to services for mental health and psychosocial support for conflict-affected populations in low- and middle-income countries. In the Republic of Georgia, rates of utilization of mental health services among internally displaced people with mental disorders are low. We set out to identify the hea...
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Background: Whilst there is recognition that the global burden of disease associated with mental health disorders is significant, the economic resources available, especially in Low and Middle Income Countries, are particularly scarce. Identifying the economic (system) and financial (individual) barriers to delivering mental health services and as...
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Background Noncommunicable diseases are the leading causes of death globally, killing more people each year than all other causes combined and among them the mental health disorders are at the top of the global disease burden. Mental health disorder is especially important for middle income countries and the situation is alarming in Post Soviet Uni...
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Available estimates on how much it costs to provide routine immunization services are out-dated. This study attempts to address gaps in evidence by evaluating the total economic and unit costs of delivering routine immunization (RI) services in Moldova as part of a multi-country study on the costs and financing of routine immunization (EPIC). This...
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There is large gap in mental illness treatment globally and potentially especially so in war-affected populations. The study aim was to examine health care utilization patterns for mental, behavioural and emotional problems among the war-affected adult population in the Republic of Georgia. A cross-sectional household survey was conducted among 360...
Technical Report
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In 2014 Curatio International Foundation conducted a study on financial barriers of the mental health system. The study employed qualitative research methods, as well as literature review and secondary data analysis. The document presents main barriers existing at the different levels of the system creating access problems to adequate and quality s...
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Georgia is among the countries with low HIV/AIDS prevalence but with a high potential for the development of widespread epidemic. From the early years of epidemic injecting drug use was the main route for HIV transmission, however, for the last two years heterosexual transmission is prevailing. According to the national HIV surveillance system, inf...

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4-year research project launched in March, 2017 aims to design a provider incentive payment scheme for improved Tuberculosis care in Georgia and evaluate its costs, mechanisms of effect and impact. The research will seek to answer the following research questions: (1) What is the impact of provider Results-Based Financing (RBF) on patients adherence to TB treatment and treatment outcomes of both Drug-Susceptible and Drug Resistant TB patients in Georgia? (2) Is the RBF intervention cost-effective? (3) How does it work, for whom and in which conditions? (4) How should RBF be modified to optimize national roll-out for this and possibly other health services?
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We are closely looking at transition and sustainability issues of donor-supported projects. Global shifts in priorities, ODA and economic development will result in many countries graduating from a donor support. Therefore sustaining public health gains achieved with external funds gains attention in the development agenda for health.