Challenge TB | Lead Partner: The Union | Country Director: Jean Pierre Kabuayi | KNCV supports the national TB program
The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country in central African and the second largest country on the continent.
Civil wars and political instability have presented significant challenges to healthcare implementation.
According to the Global Tuberculosis Report 2018 by the World Health Organization, DR Congo is one of the top 20 countries that appears in all three high-burden lists for TB, TB/HIV and MDR-TB.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is part of the Challenge TB program. Funded by USAID, KNCV led Challenge TB supports the national TB Program (NTP) with implementation of the national strategic plan for TB. The project leader is The Union, which coordinates the project and provides the national Program Against Leprosy and Tuberculosis (NPLT) with the necessary support in implementing priority activities not covered by Global Fund and other donors at national and Coordinating Facilities Against Tuberculosis (CPLT) levels. The Union also works with MSH, which will support the NPTL for implementing a minimum TB/HIV intervention package in the 54 health zones of the three provinces where PEPFAR projects are already under implementation.