TB Control Project

“Integrated Tuberculosis care and prevention ,for Enhancing case Findings, Health system Strengthening and Sustainability”

Background

AMIC, Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) – GFATM (Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) TB Control Program started on 1 January, 2013 at the Ward 1 and Ward 17 in Dhaka North City Corporation.

Project Goal

The project has been running with a goal to reducing the incidence of TB of all forms by 50% by 2025 and 90 % by 2035 (from 2015 baseline figures).

Project Area

Ward 1 and Ward 17(Uttara and Khilkhet) of Dhaka North City Corporation.

Target Beneficiaries

Everyone residing in the project area has access to the TB management program if necessary. DAM’s target population is 257,025 people living in the project areas.

Project Duration

 The project has started its functions from January 2021 and it will continue its services until December 2023.

Project Summary

 Dhaka Ahsania Mission , TB Control program has been operating two DOTS & Microscopy center in Uttara (Ward 01) and Khilkhet (Ward 17) and provides free TB treatment services among the target population. Microscopy centers have been testing the sputum for AFB to diagnose the TB patients. DAM TB Control program provides free Xray and Gene Xpert support  and also give the social support for the poor and unprivileged people. It has also been conducting different advocacies and social mobilization programs to raise awareness and increase knowledge about TB in the community of the project area. DAM also arrange outreach sputum camps for TB detection and  free medical camp  and different types of orientation like orientation for Graduate Private Practitioners, Orientation for cured TB patient and Orientation for Factory  workers .DAM  visited Government and private hospitals, Clinics and diagnostic centers  to observe and orient the staff about DAM TB facilities.DAM observed World TB Day and took part in the national rally.