TB infection in this slum is high due to congestion, poor housing and malnutrion. The Trust wants to empower communities to detect, treat & prevent TB in Mongu slum
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The slums in Mongu have difficulties in accessing medical help due to distance to diagnostic facilities, Public Transport system is bad. The inhabitants of these slums are very poor living in bad structures called homes. Nutritious food is inadequate. They have Inadequate information on basic facts about TB/HIV and how to prevent children from contracting TB from family members who have TB.
How will this project solve this problem?
We will visit homes in project sites and carryout home counseling, screening and facilitate initiation of treatment for those diagnosed with TB. Sputum samples will be collected from TB suspects from their homes and transported to laboratories by the project staff. Home-based HIV counseling and testing will be done.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will serve more than 1,000 slum people allowing them to access diagnosis and treatment timely. Since the programme will be home based the whole family will benefit. This will reduce pain, stigma and discrimination, and death related to Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and trauma. Early diagnosis will reduce transmission of TB to family members and finally to the community as a whole. TB and HIV will be integrated in this programme.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.