TC - TB/HIV Thyolo
DAPP Malawi with support from Comic Relief through TB Alert UK is integrating HIV/TB activities in Thyolo district, in a three year project (February 2015 to end January 2018) to empower community for early HIV/TB detection and treatment.
The idea of the project is to prevent the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) in Thyolo District and to take good care of those who are infected by raising awareness of the diseases through door to door visits, conducting screening, referring presumptive TB cases to microscopy centers and training volunteers in signs and symptoms of TB. The project will support the health services provision through establishment of sputum collection centers and making patients follow-ups. Besides, the project will also continue providing additional nutrition support to TB patients, conduct awareness sessions on TB/HIV co-infection in order to reduce onward transmission and reduce stigma. The Project will reach out to 140,000 people in 14 Traditional Authorities with information on TB prevention and treatment and 15,000 people will be tested for HIV.