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Projects

Projects

TB RECOVERY: Nutritional support for families affected by TB in Nepal

Overview

Nepal has a high incidence of tuberculosis (TB). The TB prevalence survey in 2019 showed 69,000 Nepalese develop TB and 4,000 die every year. As TB mainly affects the poorest in society, many TB patients are living in extreme poverty or precipitated into extreme poverty by the illness.

This affects not just the patient, but the whole family with loss of livelihood. Our recent study showed food insecurity is experienced by 30% of TB patients in our project districts. Food and nutrition is also crucial for recovery from TB and malnutrition can increase susceptibility to TB in other family members.

The TB RECOVERY project is providing six months of nutritional support to 200 families in three districts (Banke, Pyuthan and Makwanpur) of Nepal with a high TB burden and provide training to female community health volunteers in identifying TB cases and providing nutritional counseling.

The project has started since March 2021 and will end in September 2022.

Target Groups and Beneficiaries

TB survivors, families affected by TB, Female community health volunteers

Project Location

Project Location

Partners Involved

  • Impact TB
  • Ministry of Health and Population

Donor

John Burge Trust Fund (State Trustees)

John Burge Trust Fund (State Trustees)

Collaborator: The University of Melbourne

Collaborator: The University of Melbourne

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