Lehlabile Development Project

Grantee Information: 

Lehlabile was established in 1997 by a group of young unemployed women in Jane Furse, of the Sekhukhune district in Limpopo province. The goal of the organization was to fight poverty and tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS related diseases. Lehlabile provided home community based care services in the Makhuduthamaga municipality. In 2008, Lehlabile launched the Lehlabile Tracing Project which is aimed at reducing the burden of TB in Makhuduthamaga. The organization also operates in local health facilities of Madibong Clinic, Kopanong Clinic and Jane Furse Gateway.

Purpose: 
To: 1) educate 13,000 community members on TB infection control; 2) increase TB case detection by 35%; 3) increase smear conversion of all smear positive TB patients by 35%; 4) improve treatment outcomes of TB patients by 35%; 4) reduce the burden of TB in HIV by testing all HIV+ patients and implementing Isoniazid (INH) therapy; and 5) reduce the burden of HIV in TB by testing all TB patients and implementing Cotrimoxazole.
Term of Grant: 
7/26/13 - 7/25/14
Areas Served: 
Mokwete, Ga Molepane, Vergelegen A, Vergelegen B, and Vergelegen C villages in Makhuduthmaga Ward 11 and 18.
Wave: 
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