OUTCOME OF USING SPUTUM FIXER’S IN TB CASES IDENTIFICATION TO NON TB DIAGNOSTIC FACILITIES IN SHINYANGA AND SIMIYU REGIONS

  

Author: Alio Hussein Juma

Co – authors: Dafrosa Chale2 , Richard Mutakyawa3

1Program Officer TBHIV, AGPAHI,
2Regional Program Coordinator, AGPAHI
3Program Officer, Clinical Services AGPAHI

Background

For the past five years, AGPAHI has been working to support TBHIV services in Shinyanga and Simiyu regions. With coverage of about 83 Care and Treatment facilities, only 35 facilities (42%) had TB diagnostic services before year 2015. The infrastructure that was available at the existing facilities was not able to support availability of laboratory services. This resulted in poor follow up of presumptive TB clients towards investigations to detect TB patients. 

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What We Do

  • CIFF Reprogramming +

    Project Goal is to improve health services to prevent HIV transmission, increase identification of adolescents with HIV infection, and improve HIV care and treatment and retention for ALHIV in Tanzania.

  • TB in the Mining Sector Programme +

    TB in mining sector (TIMS) project is funded by Global fund through Development Aid from People to People (ADPP - Mozambique). AGPAHI is a sub-recipient of ADPP Mozambique.The project target is to screen TB to approximately 30,000 mine workers and their families.

  • Provision of Comprehensive HIV Care +

    The purpose of** Boresha Project** is to support comprehensive facility-based HIV testing, care, treatment and support service provision in 9 scale-up and 25 sustained districts in the five lake zone regions of Geita, Mara, Mwanza, Simiyu and Shinyanga. .

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