In 2018 almost 6.000 cases of TB were notified in Rwanda, of which 65% men. Rwanda has more over 30.000 community health workers (at least two for every village). in some areas, the community health workers have received training about TB treatment from Partners In Health.
The People-Centered Framework for National Strategic Plans (NSPs) development project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Development of prioritized NSPs for tailored applications to the Global Fund (GF)) assists nine NTPs in the development of people-centered, optimized, responsive, resilient and evidence-based NSPs using the people-centered framework for TB programming (PCF).
Active in ten countries (Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam), the PCF promotes better systematic utilization of available data and evidence in planning and program management by examining them following the patient journey along the care continuum (‘cough to cure’). The approach also fosters a greater engagement of a wider relevant stakeholder community (including affected populations, community networks and organizations, relevant non-health sector partners and ministries, etc.) throughout the program cycle through a comprehensive partnership framework aligned to each stakeholder’s comparative advantage.
In 2019 we started to assist the 9 countries which are all supposed to submit to the GF in windows 1-3 (between March and August 2020).