Positive Health Outcomes
To increase the number of community members screened for TB, regular sessions were held where community members could receive TB education, screening and sputum collection. Participation was enhanced by an excellent communications campaign that included regular theatre performances and radio programs to help spread their message. In addition to advocating local decision makers to increase support for TB activities, HFFG also trained traditional leaders, staff, media personnel, and former TB patients in advocacy and communications. Their efforts have resulted in close to 1000 community members being screened for TB, including several hundred PLWHA. All of those who tested positive for TB are now receiving much needed treatment.