Support 130 TB Patients in Kazakhstan

by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Summary

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation helps 130 multi drug resistant tuberculosis patients in East Kazakhstan to complete their 18 month long treatment through psychological and social support.
$470
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

In East Kazakhstan, people suffering from drug resistant TB receive an 18 month long daily treatment. The illness causes patients to lose their jobs, have no means for the daily trips to the clinic nor income to support their families. The treatment also has strong side effects. These are the reasons why patients interrupt or stop treatment at the risk of getting ill again, infecting others and developing a worse form of TB for which there is no cure. It is vital that they complete treatment.

Solution

KNCV provides psychological and social support to these patients by training nurses and social workers, establishing support groups, and providing patients with food and hygiene packages, public transport money and help in finding affordable housing.

Long-Term Impact

The project is mainly funded by the government for reasons of durability, but more investment is needed for scaling it up. If together we can show the project's effectiveness, the government will increase its support for nationwide implementation.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.kncvtbc.nl
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Organization Information

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

Location: The Hague, Zuid Holland - Netherlands
Website: http:/​/​www.kncvtbc.nl/​Site/​Professional.aspx?language=en-GB
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Project Leader:
Han Valk
The Hague, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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