Thursday 18 October, 2018         

TB REACH Wave 5

'Scale up of Successful Active Case Finding Model in Nepal' project, funded by TB REACH, adopts the successful active case finding model of BNMT in partnership with the National TB programme in 8 districts of Nepal. The model comprises comprehensive TB detection and treatment support by engaging female community health volunteers to reach underserved populations in Nepal. The project is being implemented in eight districts, namely: Pyuthan, Argakhachi, Bardiya, Salyan, Kapilvastu, Gulmi, Achham and Doti. The project installed new GeneXpert machinesin Nick Simons Institute supported government hospitals in four districts (Pyuthan, Kapilvastu, Bardiya and Gulmi) for early and more accurate detection of tuberculosis. Through the installation of these machines for rapid and accurate detection of TB and drug resistant TB, the project has been able to considerably strengthen identification of TB in patients presenting to the district hospitals. Early detection and appropriate treatment of TB stops further transmission to household members and the community. Working with the district public health officer, the district TB and Leprosy officer and other community stakeholders, BNMT has been raising awareness of this new molecular diagnostic test for TB and increasing its appropriate utilization by healthcare workers. We are working with communities to develop strategies to achieve a TB-Free Nepal for the future.

Project Coverage: 8 Districts - Gulmi, Kapilvastu, Argakhachi, Pyuthan, Salyan, Bardiya, Acchham, Doti

 

Total Population Coverage: 24, 16, 073

 

Donor: Stop TB Partnership TB REACH

 

A total of 906 new TB cases have been found from this project so far

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