This project will lead to sustained advocacy and social mobilization for 8000 TB affected poor rural persons, by engaging stakeholders in order to meet TB case detection, and adherence to treatment.
In Mubende TB case detection stand at 37% far below national target, treatment adherence is still a big challenge. Interventions are not moving as fast as would be expected. There is low utilization of TB services. Health workers seldom discuss TB with patients. (National TB and Leprosy programme 2005).Health care providers generally display negative attitudes to TB patients. This project will to engage stakeholders in bringing about political, behavioural and societal change with respect to TB.
Through Advocacy, policy makers, public and private health professionals, traditional and religious leaders, community leaders, patients and their families in bringing about political, behavioural and societal change with respect to TB
This project will address the poor TB case detection and adherence to treatment among 8000 patients.It will also prevent further spreading of the disease thereby improving the health conditions of the rural poor women, men and children.
"Majority of our people have been green about TB, its symptoms, how it can be spread and where to go for services, we have many defaulters and poor case detection. this project has indeed helped us" - Mr Miti Fred,, TB Focal Person;Mubende District
Total Funding Received to Date: $410
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $54,590
Total Funding Goal: $55,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).