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USAID Defeat TB Project

The USAID Defeat TB project is a five-year project (2017 – 2022) that aims to increase tuberculosis (TB) case notification, case detection and treatment outcomes through health system strengthening with the aim of ending the TB epidemic in Uganda. Defeat TB is working in collaboration with Ministry of Health - NTLP to strengthen TB Coordination structures and is committed to build capacity across all mult-sectoral levels involved in TB control to ensure effectice support and delivery of comprehensive TB services.

The project goal is to implement community programs that lead to reduced TB-related stigma, while increasing awareness of TB and develop strong community structures that demand, utilize TB Services and Complete TB Treatment in Kampala City central division. With this goal, AIC -Defeat TB is to:

  1. Raise awareness on TB for stigma reduction and availability of TB treatment through 5 targeted community sensitization meetings to ensure timely TB diagnosis and treatment by 2019
  2. Identify and build the capacity of selected community based TB survivors to act as Community TB Champions and provide psychosocial support to ensure increased case detection and treatment success rates by 2019
  3. Establish peer support groups and build the capacity of treatment supporters through training workshops to improve adherence to TB treatment by 2019

Achievements

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