Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common co-infections of HIV. By detecting the highly infectious TB infection in an early stage, the well-being of many PLHIV can be protected. After a successful early TB screening campaign in the City of Kigali in July and August 2017, RRP+, UNAIDS and RBC continue their campaign in Rubavu, Rusizi and Nyamasheke district.
The early TB screening campaign in the Western Province started with two consultation meetings in Rubavu and Rusizi to engage and prepare stakeholders for the upcoming activities. In addition, 35 people, including peer educators, RRP+ district/sector representatives and health facility staff, have received a refresher-training on TB screening, treatment and care. Health facility staff is in charge of organizing the screening day in their health facility. The peer educators and RRP+ representatives will play a key role in mobilizing the community to attend the screening days.
Everyone is well prepared for the TB screening campaign that aims to test around 3400 PLHIV. The campaign is planned to take place in the second half of April in Gihundwe Hospital (Rusizi), Nyamasheke Health Center (Nyamasheke), and in Gisenyi Hospital (Rubavu).
Don’t miss the chance to check your health and bring your family!