The USAID TB CARE II Project participated in the recent 7TH AIDS Conference that took place June 9-12, 2015 in Durban.
The project showcased its work in the country in supporting the government fight against tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS.
The project, managed by University Research Co., LLC (URC), had an exhibition stand at the event as well as participated in panel discussions and satellite events. The stand served as an information resource platform from which participants were briefed about the projects various components. Materials on display included technical briefs, smart cards, TB in the mines brochures and TB screening tools. Public service announcements on TB/HIV and TB in children were also broadcasted throughout the event.
Over 400 conference delegates visited the exhibition stand and sought information. Notably some delegates from various health care facilities in the country, especially KwaZulu-Natal, were keen to obtain TB posters and smart cards for their clinics. The TB CARE II South Africa Project distributed a total of 3000 posters and 2650 smart cards to delegates. Moreover, 500 infection control stickers were handed out to participants.
Delegates who visited the stand also took the opportunity to seek guidance on how to address some challenges they face delivering services. Others sought clarity on certain technical areas, and the project’s TB/HIV Technical and ACSM Advisors were at hand to respond to their queries.