The Centre for Positive Care (CPC) is a leading health institution in Vhembe District and operates from 14 Clinics, 3 Hospitals and 2 mobile clinics. CPC is in partnership with the Department of Health (DoH) in Limpopo and this initiative will be the first in partnership with Sekhukhune District, Elias Motsoaledi Municipality in implementing the TB program. Their main goal is to prevent TB, trace and screen clients and provide prophylaxis within the communities in the Elias Motsoaledi municipality and the surrounding area.
Screened HIV clients for TB; Tested TB clients for HIV; Conducted Contact screening of family members and children; Advocacy and social mobilization; Access to TB and HIV services for mobile communities and farming communities; Treatment adherence and compliance by clients
- Increased screening of HIV clients for TB through the Counseling and testing services
- Increased testing of TB clients for HIV through Counseling and testing services
- Increased contact screening of family members and children by Care supporters
- Increased advocacy and social mobilization through multimedia campaigns
- Increased access to TB and HIV services for mobile communities, and farming communities
- Increased treatment adherence and compliance by clients
This grant will assist Centre for Positive Care and their working partners to strengthen local capacity to trace, screen, provide prophylaxis, and prevent TB. Centre for Positive Care and its partners will assist provincial health departments to integrate TB treatment with HIV and other health care services and develop community-based strategies to identify potential cases and ensure early referrals for screening and treatment. In addition, Centre for Positive Care supports community-based approaches to ensure patients adhere to treatment and sustainability. A social mobilization strategy is being employed to counter stigma and promote a supportive environment for people affected by TB.