01/02/2024
Health & Social Protection, Our Activities
Activity News in January 2024
Activity News in January 2024

SCDI presents to readers the Health and Social Security’s outstanding activities in January 2024 


 
Active TB screening model needs to be replicated 

Community-based TB screening is an activity organized by the Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) in 10 provinces and cities. Proactively detect TB cases in vulnerable and hard-to-access TB treatment services. Building a TB community system called the Community System to End TB (CSET) to detect cases and support adherence to treatment are activities implemented by SCDI for many years. More than 66,000 people from high-risk groups have been screened, resulting in more than 600 active TB cases and nearly 1,200 latent TB infections. Through the CSET, 85% of TB patients detected through screening have been put on treatment, contributing to the goal of ending TB by 2030. 

Photo: SCDI staff provide care packages to ease burdens faced by patients undergoing TB treatment