Zim commences Multidrug resistance TB survey to improve case detection

By Kuda Pembere Zimbabwe recently began a survey to sasses the burden of Multiple-drug resistance TB in the country amidst the background of low case detection, a Ministry of Health and Child Care Official said. Addressing delegates at an ICASA side event on TB, Zimbabwe’s Health ministry TB/HIV officer Mr Manners Ncube said one of the measures they are implementing to improve case detection, particularly in MDR TB is a survey. And then MDR TB case detections, 35 percent. But when you reference now to the TB in general of…

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Ministry of Health to deploy advanced AI Tool for TB detection

AT a time the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare has grown across the globe, the Ministry of Health and Child (MoHCC) is set to launch a Computer-Aided Detection Artificial Intelligence tool (CAD AI), to screen for Tuberculosis (TB). By Michael Gwarisa The move comes at a time Zimbabwe is making headway towards addressing the TB burden as evidenced by the country’s removal from the world’s top 30 list of countries heavily burdened by TB. Zimbabwe now has a double burden of TB/HIV and MDR-TB. In an interview with…

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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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