TB Prevention, Care and Support Project in Blantyre District
DAPP Malawi is to implement a TB Prevention, Care and Support project in Traditional Authority Kapeni, Blantyre district, running from March to December 2020.
Designed to improve prevention of the spread of TB and improve care and support for people infected with TB, project will focus on increasing knowledge of HIV/TB including symptoms, testing, treatment, side effects, prevention, transmission.
The activities to be carried out by DAPP staff and volunteers will create awareness and mobilization of people to get tested for HIV and TB through door to door visits.
It is expected that the project will build the capacity of patients, friends and family to provide counselling and treatment support. Sputum samples for TB testing will be collected in the household.
300 families with HIV/TB co-infected patients, especially Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) TB patients and women/child/granny headed households will be supported to among others establish backyard gardens with the provision of tools, seeds and training on nutrition with the provision of tools, seeds and training on nutrition.