TB/HIV Collaboration

TB/HIV Collaboration

The TB care and prevention module is implemented in all the 16 Global Fund project districts and these are shared between ACHAP and BOCAIP. ACHAP covers a total of 7 districts (Lobatse, Jwaneng and Mabutsane, Bobirwa, Kgalagadi South and North East) while BOCAIP covers 9 districts. The project is implemented through the use of Community Health Workers (Volunteers) to improve access to community based integrated TB/HIV services in the project districts and fifty-two (52) facilities.

The project goal is to contribute to the reduction of morbidity, mortality and psycho-social impact associated with TB by December 2018. The project addresses pertinent TB/HIV service gaps noted in the 2013 – 2017 strategic plan implementation. The project aims at increasing TB case detection, improve access to community TB care services, that includes quality Directly Observed Therapy (DOT); TB screening and investigation, community sensitization and mobilization. The activities are geared towards “finding the missing TB cases” in the community and contribute towards the “World free of TB” by 2035.

Key activities;

  • To contribute 47% of the total notified TB cases in the seven (16) project districts by December 2018.
  • To achieve 80% TB contact screening among all smear positive TB cases by December 2018.
  • To attain 80% Community TB Care uptake through expansion of high quality community DOT by December 2018.
  • To achieve 100% HIV testing among community TB care patients by December 2018.
  • To achieve 100% coverage for CPT and ART uptake among TB/HIV co-infected patients by December 2018.

Key activities include “finding the missing TB cases”, expansion of quality DOT from facility to the community and promoting & reinforcing Community TB/HIV responses & their involvement in decision making for programme sustainability.

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