Octavovect was established in 2005 and operates in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) and Cacadu Districts. Octavovect supports about 20 facilities in three sub-districts of NMBM. Their mission is to train community care workers to render quality treatment and support through integrated home based care and directly observed treatment support (DOTS). Octavovect has also developed more than 300 food gardens for tuberculosis (TB) patients and follow-up on children on ARVs treatment.
To prevent new TB and HIV infection, treatment adherence and reduce death caused by TB and HIV in the NMBM. Their objectives include ensuring that all TB patients are tested for HIV and all HIV+ patients are screened for TB; for TB/HIV co-infected patients in USAID-TB supported facilities are initiated on ART’s; increase the TB suspect rate; reduce defaulter rate; increase the demand of TB services through ACSM activities; and maintain accurate records for patients.
Term of Grant:
6/15/13 - 6/14/14
NMNB District of Eastern Cape