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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