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Photo story: Bringing TB prevention and care into communities

March 22, 2019

Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease. In Mozambique, the burden of TB is high – there are an estimated 163,000 TB cases each year, less than half of which are found, diagnosed and treated. A majority of the country’s population lives in rural areas, which makes access to health clinics extremely difficult.

Since 2014, FHI 360 and the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation have been using a community-based approach to TB care and treatment through the Challenge TB project in Mozambique. Challenge TB is a multicountry project funded by the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID). Through an approach known as CB-DOTS (community-based directly‐observed treatment, short course), community health workers, or activistas, are bringing TB services directly to the homes of those with and at risk for infection.

View a photo story about Challenge TB in Mozambique by clicking on the link below.

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