New Approaches to DOTS Coverage

TB Program South Africa is identifying new approaches to expand DOTS coverage in South Africa by:

  • Supporting the expansion of rapid molecular testing methods (mainly XPert MTB/Rif®) as provided in the national strategy;
  • Identifying and supporting TB and TB/HIV public-private mix strategies and interventions;
  • Disseminating the use of geographic information system (GIS) technologies to map laboratories, health facilities, treatment supporters and households for better TB control including DR TB.