Challenge TB | Lead Partner: FHI 360 | Country Director: Robert Mokombe | Partner: KNCV
Challenge TB implementation in Mozambique is led by FHI 360 with KNCV as a partner.
The project is implemented in four high TB burden provinces of Zambézia, Nampula, Sofala and Tete, covering 64 districts, more than 50% of the total country population. The provinces were identified by the Mozambique National TB Program (NTP) and the implementation strategy will be tailored to respond to province/district specific challenges, through Community Based DOTS Strategy (CB-DOTS) and will be the core activity in each province.
The project target population/key groups include People Living with HIV (PLHIV) un-enrolled, enrolled in pre-ART and/or not receiving IPT/ART, prisoners, children under five years, mining communities, Health Care Workers and the general population especially rural communities where CB-DOTS will be implemented.
The project will increase demand for TB services by implementing various activities at community level (CB-DOTS, monthly cough days etc.) and health facility enhanced active case finding strategies (FAST and clinical screening trainings) and the response to the increase in demand will be the strengthening TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment services at all levels (peripheral, district, provincial and central).