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USAID TB CARE II PROJECT SAVES LIVES OF COMMUNITIES IN MANGOCHI

THE EXPERIENCE OF CATHERINE PELANI Access to health care services among rural, resource-poor people in low-income countries remains a major obstacle to TB control efforts. A critical factor is the need to improve access to diagnostic facilities, which in many rural areas double as TB treatment initiation and registration centers for TB patients. It

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TB/HIV IMPLEMENTATION AND INTEGRATION – FORMATION OF TB/HIV STRUCTURES AT DISTRICT LEVEL

Following successful formation of three District TB/HIV committees in Nsanje, Phalombe and Machinga in November, TB CARE II facilitated the establishment of four more committees in Mzimba, Mangochi, Neno and Zomba districts. A total of 61 Health Care Workers (45 males, 16 females) participated in the orientation and formation of these committees in the

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PROMOTING INTEGRATED TB/HIV SERVICES THROUGH ONE-STOP-SHOP MODEL IN MALAWI

Malawi has an HIV prevalence rate of 10.3% and a TB incidence rate of 163 per 100,000. Nearly 60% of TB patients are co-infected with HIV. TB is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS. HIV-positive TB patients have worse treatment outcomes than HIV-negative TB patients, and TB-related mortality among TB/HIV

“BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY”: TB CARE II MALAWI PROMOTES ACTIVE TB SCREENING AMONG HIV-POSITIVE TEACHERS AND LEARNERS

In an effort to improve TB/HIV integration in the country, TB CARE II Malawi is collaborating with the Ministries of Health and Education to increase TB screening among HIV-positive school teachers and learners. Working under the motto, “Better Safe than Sorry”, the campaign is encouraging HIV positive individuals to be screened routinely for TB –

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TB CARE II PROJECT OVERVIEW

The USAID TB CARE II Project, a five-year project implemented by a wide consortium of health and development organizations including and led by University Research Co., LLC (URC), began in 2010 with the aim of complementing and building upon existing and planned projects in the Bureau for Global Health to provide global leadership and

URC Participation at the 48th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health

The Union World Conference on Lung Health continues to be the largest gathering of clinicians and public health professionals, program managers, policymakers, researchers, and advocates working to end the suffering caused by TB and other lung diseases. The 48th annual conference, held in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 11-14, 2017, continued this tradition with fruitful

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