The Clock is Ticking, It’s World TB Day!
Every year on 24th March the world led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) commemorates the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day to raise awareness about the devastating effects it bears on health, society and the economies in an effort to end the epidemic.
In 2021, DAPP Malawi joins the government of Malawi through the Ministry of Health to commemorate this day.
The day is being commemorated under the theme “Time is Ticking” which conveys the sense that the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB made by global leaders according to the WHO.
DAPP Malawi employs a comprehensive and systematic Total Control of the Epidemic model that has contributed to the reduction of new TB infections and HIV/AIDS prevention. It is a care model that combines counselling, field-testing, education, and community mobilization. The program utilizes a door-to-door and interpersonal campaign that encourages lifestyle changes and preventive behaviour, reaching every individual and household within a prescribed area over period of time.
In 2020, DAPP implemented a TB Prevention, Care and Support project in Blantyre district that reached out to over 68000 people with information of TB prevention and treatment.