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Research

Research

Tuberculosis Socio-Economic Protection

Unfortunately, TB and poverty feed off each other. People in extreme poverty are more vulnerable to TB disease, and TB illness often precipitates families into extreme poverty. Providing economic and social support to people diagnosed with tuberculosis can help to protect them from long term consequences of the disease and protect other family members. BNMT have been working with the national TB programme to develop and pilot locally appropriate socioeconomic support interventions, to mitigate the socioeconomic consequences borne by the patients and their households. We are currently piloting different interventions, including optimized nutritional support designed in collaboration with TB survivors and healthcare workers under the TB RECOVERY project and TB clubs, cash transfers and combined interventional packages under the ASCOT study.