Goal:
“To sustainably improve access to and quality of TB care and prevention services in remote and difficult regions under the National TB Program (NTP) through community-based TB care.”

Objectives
Build linkages with NTP and local stakeholders
Strengthen community mobilization for TB care and prevention
Enhance case finding in hard-to-reach areas and support for treatment success
Ensure sustainable TB care by building linkages and collaboration with all care providers

 

Implementing areas
Sagaing
Kale, Kalewa, Mingin, Tamu, Mawlaik, Paungbyin, Hkamti and Homalin

 

Approach
Community Based

 

Project Duration
1 March 2017 – 31 May 2018

Activities

Sub-objective 1: Build linkages with NTP and local stakeholders
1.1: Advocacy meeting at township level
1.2: Quarterly coordination meeting at township level
1.3: Monthly coordination meeting at RHC level
Sub-objective 2: Strengthen community mobilization for TB care and prevention
2.1: Conduct volunteer training
2.2: Forming Village Health Committee (VHC)
2.3: Conduct community health education
2.4: Commemorate World TB Day Activities
Sub-objective 3: Enhance case finding in hard-to-reach areas and support for treatment success
3.1: Implement presumptive TB referral
3.2: Organize Sputum Collection Center (SCC)
3.3: Conduct home based care and Contact Tracing
3.4: Support TB patient (Transportation and care package)

Sub-objective 4: Ensure sustainable TB care by building linkages and collaboration with all care providers
4.1: Develop sustainable transition plan with local health system and NTP
4.2: Link with all care providers and handover project activities to all care providers

Sub-objective 5: Conduct research
5.1: Collaborate research in the project areas in collaboration with Challenge TB Project.

Funded by
The United State Agency for International Development (USAID)