Help us fund a mobile chest X-ray truck to travel around Tam Hai Island screening people for TB! Our experience has shown that for just $10 per person, we can find TB and change lives. Your generous donation will go towards funding comprehensive screening for this small island. The more distance the truck travels, the more we will support people in need. FIT's mobile X-ray truck will go the extra mile to eliminate TB on Vietnamese islands. Will you help us?
Although TB is curable and relatively easy to prevent, it is the world's deadliest infectious disease. Viet Nam has made great progress against TB but it continues to have the 16th highest TB burden. Islanders find it time-consuming and costly to access health services on the mainland. Tight living quarters, lack of knowledge, and limited access to care stoke the TB epidemic. TB screening campaigns reaching islanders are needed to increase awareness and assist them in accessing appropriate care.
FIT is scaling up proven interventions on islands in Viet Nam to provide comprehensive care for TB. We are actively searching and testing for TB, treating timely and properly, and preventing infections from becoming active TB disease. Please watch the video about our methods for TB elimination on Cu Lao Cham Island to understand the ways we will provide a broad spectrum of primary care and TB services on Tam Hai Island.
Our strategy targeting both latent infection and active TB disease is crucial to moving Viet Nam towards TB elimination. Prevention of TB disease "turns off the tap" of future cases, while earlier detection reduces patient costs and saves lives. We know large-scale TB screening is ambitious, particularly in a high burden setting such as Viet Nam, but we are one of the few organisations attempting this feat. With your support, help make TB elimination screening on Tam Hai Island a reality.