Health  India Project #15811

Help people with MDR TB to Complete Treatment

by TB Alert India Vetted since 2013 Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified


Project envisages to reduce the incidence of Multi Drug Resistant TB among the people taking first line TB treatment through effective counseling and ensuring treatment adherence. Project will also support people with MDR TB in completing full course of MDR TB treatment by giving personalized care, by addressing psycho, social and economic related like proving nutritional support aspect ensuring successful MDR TB treatment completion as per the national program guidelines (40% cure) in India

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Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is tb that is resistant to the two most powerful first-line treatment anti-TB drugs. MDR-TB develops when the course of antibiotics in 1st line treatment is interrupted. MDR TB requires relatively costly lab diagnosis and treatment for at least 2 years with drugs that are expensive, toxic & with frequent hospitalization. As a result about 50 percent of patients end up interrupting their treatment before it is complete requiring holistic care


Counselling to TB patients taking 1st line TB treatment will be given to adhere treatment to prevent MDR TB. For speedy diagnosis of MDR TB sputum of a TB patient TB who have failed TB treatment will be collected and transported to labs. Personalized care will be given through Treatment Companion who will facilitated MDR TB patient in addressing the psycho, socio and economic requirement. Nutrition Support to MDR TB patient will be provided to help them address the side effects of treatment.

Long-Term Impact

By enabling people taking first line TB treatment to complete the treatment will prevent the instance of MDR TB cases. Holistic approach used by the project in addressing psycho, social, economic and nutritional needs will help the MDR TB patients to complete two years long treatment successfully. Extensive awareness building activities of the project will increase knowledge levels of the community members in about TB and MDR TB there by making them capable of preventing TB and MDR TB.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).



Organization Information

TB Alert India

Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh - India
Website: http:/​/​​index.html
Project Leader:
Vikas Panibatla
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh India
$1,798 raised of $31,661 goal
28 donations
$29,863 to go
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