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The USAID-funded TB CARE I project, led by KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) in partnership with Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime), is conducting a pilot study in 28 health facilities in Ethiopia to roll out standard operating procedures (SOPs) for improved tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, treatment, and care.The SOPs include instructions for TB screening, irrespective of the patient’s presenting illness or chief complaint.

Nurse Mpala Muhungu in Lubudi, with two children diagnosed with TB following the DRC-IHP training. {Photo credit: Keanahikishime.}Photo credit: Keanahikishime.

Nearly one in two cases of active tuberculosis (TB) went undetected in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010, due to inadequate screening for the disease.

Despite progress made to reduce tuberculosis globally, it still remains one of the primary infectious causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Drug resistance to the disease has not only grown, but it has also impacted those co-infected with HIV/AIDS. With an increase in awareness by the global community and rising political will, countries are seeing a growth in funding to fight TB through various global initiatives.

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