With funding from GFATM through Brac we launched the program covering a total of 547,196 people comprising women, children, slum dwellers, commercial sex workers and people living with HIV who live in congested urban settlements having little ventilation, hygiene and sanitation in July 2015 and sets to continue till December 2017. Among them we especially targeted the TB patient suspects and people suffering from the disease. These people have little knowledge of the deadly disease and little or no access to health care services. We provide Directly Observed Treatment by Short course (DOTs) & Microscopy support for Acid Fast Bacilli (AFB) investigation support at free of cost in collaboration with the principal recipient-1 National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) and Brac, the principal recipient-2.
Target beneficiaries of this project will be 5,47,196 populations; specially women, children, workers and floating people, slum dwellers, CSWs, PLHIV who are more vulnerable to TB but do not have adequate access to TB services.
Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC): Project area consist of 9 wards -ward no 19, 20, 28, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36.
The Global Fund to Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria (GFATM)
Promoting early detection of smear positive patients at all levels.
Implementing quality assurance system for smear microscopy by our 4 laboratories and microscopic center.
Diagnosing smear negative, extra pulmonary and childhood TB.
Ensuring Directly Observed Treatment by short course regimen (DOTs) through community.
Maintaining high treatment success rate above 94% among diagnosed new smear positive patients.
Implementing standardized recording & reporting system to NTP (National Tuberculosis Program) and BRAC.
Conducting regular supervision, monitoring & evaluation of program performance and impact.
Nari Maitree provides all charges of others investigation which are required for TB patients through BRAC.
Ensuring diagnosis and management of drug registrant TB.
Establishing linkage for management of TB HIV co-infection.
We organize some orientation programs to build awareness and give correct information about
Orientation program for cured TB patients
Orientation program for community leader / religious leader / Teacher.
Orientation program for non graduate pp (Pharmacist / Medical representative / Village Doctor).
Orientation program for graduate private practitioner (GPP)
Achievement of 2016
Total number of presumptive TB case tested - 5,414
Number of TB patients identified- 1,550
Treatment Success rate – 94%
In reaching the target people the project staff carried out social mobilization at massive scale by way of organizing orientation sessions for the cured patients, holding meetings with community leaders, orientation to the village doctors, pharmacists and graduate medical practitioners.