Multisectoral Accountability Framework For TB To Boost TB Case Finding in Zimbabwe

A Multisectoral accountability framework for TB (MAF-TB) has been launched in Zimbabwe with the aim to support effective accountability of government and all stakeholders to accelerate progress to end the tuberculosis pandemic. By Michael Gwarisa The MAF-TB process is being led by the Ministry of Health and Child Care through the National TB and Leprosy Control Program (NTLP) in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Stop TB Partnership Zimbabwe, World Health Organization (WHO) Zimbabwe country office and Jointed Hands Welfare Organisation (JHWO). The program was developed…

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Zimbabwe Procures 9 Mobile X-Ray Trucks For Door to Door TB Screening

THE Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) National Tuberculosis (TB) programme will soon be unveiling a fleet of new Mobile X-Ray vehicles in a move that is set to increase TB case finding and also ensure that those are screened and tested will be linked to care. By Michael Gwarisa The mobile X-Ray vehicles will be distributed across nine provinces in Zimbabwe where they will be conducting targeted screening for active Tuberculosis (TB) among high risk groups, and the program will be spearheaded by the Ministry of health and…

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Health Sector Human Resources Crises Derails TB Fight

HEALTH and Tuberculosis experts have warned that the prevailing human resources shortages in the health sector were crippling Tuberculosis (TB) related interventions as the number skilled personnel experienced in TB management were also leaving the country in droves. By Michael Gwarisa recently in Kwekwe The call comes in the midst of one has been termed the worst health sector exodus in decades whereby skilled health personnel have been resigning on a daily bases from both government hospitals and council clinics. In an interview with HealthTimes on the side-lines of a…

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