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No One Left Behind; TB Must not Win

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Why we are involved! The Anti-TB Champions TB is devastating not only for the individual but for the household and community too. A case (the one with TB) needs all the care possible before they are adversely affected. This requires screening, testing, treatment and constant supervision to ensure adherence. These services may not be available, either due to lack or difficulty in accessing services. Social, cultural and economic factors stand in the way of how people are able to overcome the vulnerabilities which expose them to such devastating experiences like TB or HIV, Malaria and COVID-19. In the case of TB, a person who has not had care may die soon due to loss of ability to sustain life in many ways. The lungs are rendered incapable of drawing in oxygen to the body. TB migrates to the entire body, the person is incapable of feeding and gets so thin that they eventually die.  We care because we do not want such suffering to be experienced by any one. No one will be left behind. Whe

The Major Steps In Building Trajection Into the 2025 TB Prevention Goals: End Of July 2021 Report

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Any grassroots based organization working in the quality health promotion must be hands on as far as the synergy of livelihood, healthy living and development go. We are that type of organization providing support tools to leverage community organizing to be receptive to the wherewithal of TB Prevention at local levels. We show how it is important to identify the processes, the people who animate the delivery of services and lastly the contexts. Before any organization is provided support to take on health promotion initiatives we provide scenarios to empower them to fathom the requirements of commitment to achieving goals. For instance the Anti-TB Milestones for 2025 are: "a. 75% reduction in Tuberculosis deaths as compared with 2015 b. 50% reduction in Tuberculosis incidents rate to less than 55 Tuberculosis cases per 100,000 population c. No affected families facing catastrophic costs due to Tuberculosis." This means that any organization engaging in Anti-TB initiatives mu

TB Prevention Week Calendar

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  Take Health in Your Hands   Take TB Prevention Week Calendar   Monday: Statistics Tuesday: Testing Wednesday: Treatment Thursday: Adherence to Anti-TB medication taking Friday: Ensuring a negative sputum Saturday: Cough etiquette and cough consciousness Sunday: Home hygiene, Home Hygiene, Personal cleanliness and safety best practices -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday:   Statistics   According to WHO, pre COVID-19 days, the TB mortality rate (i.e. TB deaths among HIV-negative people per 100 000 population per year) is falling at about 3% per year, and the overall reduction in the period 2000–2017 was 42%. Worldwide, the TB incidence rate is falling at about 2% per year. The fastest regional declines from 2013 to 2017 were in the WHO European Region and the WHO African Region. In the same 5 years, particularly impressive reductions (4–8% per year) occur

Meet Monica, The Community Mobilizer

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We use drama and plays to promote health. We all love and sometimes hate a bangling but friendly Monica among us. Have you met this particularly Cantankerous Monica the Community Mobilizer? Have you met the laid back Family Physician whose work has made communities take health in their hands? https://fb.watch/74uekeMkKw/ Enjoy!

The Anti-TB Weekly Guide Monday July 26th 2021- Sunday August 1st 2021

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Monday theme: Join us in bringing down COVID-19 and  Tuberculosis incidents. Be part of the COVID-19 and TB Prevention efforts. #StopTBPartnership, #StopTB #StopCOVID19. Tuesday theme:   COVID-19 is real. TB is real. A world of Tuberculosis-zero deaths is possible. #StopTBPartnership. Wednesday theme:  We call on you to engage in actions eradicating COVID-19 and TB. Avoid crowds, wear the mask, practice hand-washing and ensure social -distancing. #StopTBPartnership. Thursday theme:  Pursue high-quality DOTS expansion and enhancement. Please seek medical attention, take medicines fully. #StopTBPartnership. Friday Theme: Address TB/HIV, MDR-TB and COVID-19. Be part of the anti COVID-19 or TB campaigns. #StopTBPartnership. Saturday theme:  To stop TB and COVID-19, be part of efforts contributing to health system strengthening in your community. Show up and be counted. #StopTBPartnership, #StopTBKenya Sunday theme:   Empower people living with TB to fight COVID-19, HIV and Malaria. Don'

Stop TB Strategy At The Grassroots

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The Stop TB Grassroots Based Strategy  OBJECTIVES PROBLEM STATEMENT —  we create platforms motivating grassroots in participating in the eradication of TB, HIV, Malaria and COVID-19 using appropriately managed resources that optimize access to care as well as reduce vulnerability to adverse effects affecting the quality of life of beneficiaries. It will also strengthen community-based monitoring and reporting through Champions. AIM —  Building the capacity of TB communities in advocacy and accountability for increased resources for TB Prevention and robust interaction between or among refugee and host communities.    1 To increase opportunities harmonizing participation in the campaigns to TB and epidemics in Africa through community and civil society leadership; leverage grassroots organizing for TB response; prioritize and design interventions fostering implementing, monitoring, and evaluating TB services. 2 To strengthen community-managed advocacy; build and sustain commun