C T B
Challenge TB Bangladesh

Introduction

Dhaka is most densely populated area in Bangladesh and also in the world. Many of them are lives in urban slum area those areas are very congested and congested area is one of the main factor for spreading TB due to poor ventilation of the slum house and overcrowding. Tuberculosis is infectious but a curable disease. They don’t know the correct information and have lack of awareness about TB. To provide the necessary information about TB & to combat this disease USAID funded Challenge TB Bangladesh and awards this project (DNCC+DSCC) to Nari Maitree.


Working Area

Target beneficiaries of this project will be 2,688,427 populations; specially women, children, workers and floating people, slum dwellers, CSWs, PLHIV, madrasah students, who are more vulnerable to TB but do not have adequate access to TB services.


Area Coverage

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC):Project area consist of 14 wards -ward no 1, 10, 11, 16, 17, 20, 21, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC):Project area consist of 22 wards -ward no 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 46, 47, 50, 51, 52 and 54


Project Duration

July 1, 2015 –September 30, 2016


Funded by:

USAID through MSH

Objective

Increase TB awareness & TB case finding among high risk groups in selected wards of Dhaka City Corporation.


Key Objectives & Strategies:

Increase case finding among high risk groups in selected wards of Dhaka City Corporation. The following strategies will be undertaken in implementation:

  • Evidence-based contact screening

  • Extensive community work

  • Involvement of all relevant stakeholders

  • Public-Private Mix (PPM)

  • Missed Opportunity

  • Capacity building of local service providers

  • Mass awareness through BCC & social mobilization

  • Efficient coordination

  • Referral linkage

  • Proper documentation and reporting

Activities
  • Sputum Collection Camp:We have arranged a total no of 131 sputum collection camp among 196,throughout our project area. In each camp we try to collect at least 10 samples.

  • Community Group Meeting:As a part of our awareness program we organize community meeting in the high risk areas (such slum areas, madrasa). We have arranged a total no of 263community meetings among 400, throughout our project area.

  • Advocacy Meeting:To provide TB information in a locality we arrange meeting with Ward Commissioners, School Teachers, and Slum Leaders. We have arranged a total no of 19 Advocacy Meeting among 48, throughout our project area.

  • Orientation of Project Staffs on TB:To work efficiently in the working areas we arranged orientation on TB for our project staffs. We provided basic TB orientation to our 49 staffs.

  • Orientation of Non-graduate Private Providers on TB:To ensure TB awareness among the non-graduate private providers we arrange orientation meetings on TB.We have arranged a total no of 10Non graduate Private providers Meeting among 16, throughout our project area.

  • Orientation of Graduate Private Providers on TB:To ensure proper treatment and referral of TB patient through NTP guideline we arrange orientation of graduate private providers (doctors) on TB.We have arranged a total no of 03Graduate Private Providers Meeting among 11, throughout our project area.

  • Orientation on Fast:To enhance the ability of DOTS providers, Receptionist, FAST workers, we arrange orientation on FAST. We have arranged a total no of 02FAST Meeting among 05, throughout our project area.

  • Total number of people gets TB massage- 54,253

  • Number of presumptive TB identified- 3,777

  • Number of TB cases put on treatment- 742

  • Number of child TB detected- 25

*(All the provided data till April, 2016)
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