Increase Availability of TB Services

TB Program South Africa is working to increase the availability and accessibility of TB Services by:

  • Providing need-based trainings for health care staff at all levels of the system on basic TB management; TB/HIV, including the national 5I’s (international 3I’s + integration and initiation of antiretroviral therapy, or ART) and prompt provision of antiretrovirals (ART) for co-infected patients; programmatic and clinical management of drug-resistant(DR) TB; laboratory diagnosis of TB and DR TB; and advocacy, communication, and social mobilization (ACSM) activities;
  • Providing and facilitating implementation of TB/HIV health care services from provincial to facility levels as per WHO recommendations and through innovative models;
  • Assisting provinces and districts in implementing the national strategy for decentralization of DR TB management;
  • Expanding the available DOTS system in high burdened rural, urban and peri-urban communities.