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Global Quality Public Health Is Local

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 Global Quality Public Health Is Local In ensuring that TB Prevention services reach the Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and other Key Population Groups, we have worked with them to form viable Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). We are sharing with you a pictorial report from a PWD-led organization in Africa. LUCOHECO is one such organizations whose activities are a tide that lifts so many others (PWD and the members in their communities) to craft response and recovery opportunities through which linking beneficiaries to care interventions is one of the outputs. Check out the pictures here in the article!

Maxensia Takirambule, CEO Lungujja Community Health Care Organization (LUCOHECO)

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  Friday Spotlight Maxensia Takirambule, CEO Lungujja Community Health Care Organization (LUCOHECO) Meet Maxensia Takirambule a human rights activist who passionately lifts many others in spirit and physically. The saying "disability is not inability," is exemplified in her work. She founded one of the first privately run community based healthcare services targeting Persons With Disabilities (PWD) in Uganda, pushed for Universal Health Care Coverage (UHC) and Micro-Credit access for PWDs, access to HIV/TB/Malaria Prevention integrating COVID-19 Response and Recovery, and she broke many other ceilings including this, access to equity, land and assets by PWDs. Lungujja Community Health Care Organization (LUCOHECO) is an NGO in Uganda. We wish them well. #EndTB #betterfoodsystems #povertymustnotwin #investincommunities #endpoverty #bettertogether #EndMalaria #investincommunitiesendtb #breakcovidnow #investincommunitiestosavelives #standforherland

Abandoned By Husband Following The COVID-19 Lockdown, Mother of Three Battled TB And Won!

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It Is Wednesday! Three words come to mind. Restoration Revitalization Reformation Not the Martin Luther kind of Reformation! It is not the best time for a mother of three whose family has been recently cured of TB to be subjected to the vagaries of the weather! We are so happy for her she was connected to care, got cured and she found a home to live in finally! Mary (not real name) was introduced to us, she had 3 children. The husband abandoned the family since March 2020! But this is not the real reason for this story. Mary and three of her children were screened and tested AAFB positive in 2021. We met them while they were staying at a friend of a friend who knew about our work. A talk we had given titled "Frequent Coughs Should Be A Cue For You To Go To A Clinic To See A Doctor " as part of the planned health promotion campaigns bore fruits. Mary and children have since tested AAFBs negative and she got a job as a caretaker. She allowed us to share this story so that

TB Prevention, Care, Mitigation Justice Communities of Practice-COP

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TB Prevention, Care, Mitigation Justice Communities of Practice-COP Non-technology and t echnology -based mobilization is increasingly used to enhance management practices in the health sector. These include but are not limited to planned physical meetings, utilizing noticeboards, peer-networks formation, word-of-mouth, text-sharing, information systems, procurement systems and payment systems. To stimulate and accelerate shared learning around the utility and best practices of the mobilization innovations, the Advocacy Network Africa (AdNetA) propose s a  Community of Practice (CoP) . This congregates grassroots-based community group s with the Public-Private Mix. In this milieu, people share concerns, interests, or passion for health promotion, health preservation and health services demand and delivery by interacting regularly with people undertaking similar pursuits. The CoP provides a forum for knowledge building, resource mobilization, information exchange, sustained