MCDI has been working in South Africa since 1996. Over the past 17 years, MCDI has implemented 54 projects in 20 countries majority of which are in Africa. In 2004 it was registered as a local NGO and NPO. Since that time, MCDI has been involved with TB and HIV capacity building and has received funding from a variety of organizations such as USAID, UNICEF, John’s Hopkins, URC and PEPFAR to address a wide range of issues associated with TB and HIV. From improving quality standards at TB laboratories to efforts to reduce HIV-related stigma, through these experiences MCDI staff has fostered a close relationship with the Department of Health, forged partnerships with many local NGOs, and gained TB technical capacity along the way.
Medical Care Development International (MCDI)
Expanded DOTS coverage; improve awareness of infection control practices; improve early detection and treatment of TB; trained community based health workers in DOT support
Term of Grant:
10/01/09-02/23/10 and 04/01/10-07/31/11
Northen N6 sub-district of eThekwini District, KwaZulu Natal