Increase Demand for TB Treatment

TB Program South Africa is engaging in capacity development activities and advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) to increase the demand for TB services. These activities include:

  • Promoting and participating in the implementation of the national ACSM policy through TV and radio public service announcements for national events (i.e., World AIDS and TB days), local activities (e.g., community dialogues, Kick TB campaign), and distribution of materials (e.g., pamphlets, posters, lap desks with TB messages for school children);
  • Disbursing grants to and building the capacity of nongovernmental and community/faith-based organizations to expand community-based TB, TB/HIV, and multi-drug-resistant (MDR)/extreme drug-resistant, (XDR) TB management.
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