Funded by UNDP/Global Fund, AADA is implementing “Scaling up innovative approaches to respond TB Challenges in Afghanistan” project in 11 provinces.
This project is designed to enhance pediatric TB control program by targeting the children attending health facilities and contacts of smear positive TB cases, enhance TB case finding through screening of household contacts, enhance TB case detection through active screening of IDPs in target IDP camps, improve TB case detection and reduce its transmissions among the prisons population and to improve TB case detection among those who are seeking health services at private sector, and to strengthen the referral system of TB patients from private to public sector for provision of free medication, follow up and recording.
During the first three months of the project, AADA has conducted training and orientation workshop for 11 TB provincial focal points, 51 child screening focal points, 6 prisons health practitioners including their lab technicians, 153 CHSs, 46 private sector health practitioners and 28 Community Health Workers (CHWs) for IDPs of each targeted provinces. Meanwhile, Provincial Tuberculosis Coordinator, Provincial Laboratory Supervisors, Community Disease Coordinators, AADA main office and sub offices technical and operation team closely involved and attended all orientation workshops/trainings.
Worth mentioning that in the first quarter of the project, total 0f 655 TB cases were notified among target groups.