July 4, 2020
Finding people with TB in Kenya

From the website: "The high number of missing people with TB remains a great challenge to ending TB in Kenya as transmission continues in the community unabated. If not treated, one person with TB can infect 10 to 15 people in a year. Without proper treatment, up to two-thirds of people with TB will die. Many in the community with non-severe TB symptoms do not seek medical care or opt to purchase over the counter prescriptions. This makes it necessary to strengthen TB diagnosis where they first seek these services e.g. chemists and pharmacies.

To address this, Amref Health Africa through the Global Fund TB project in partnership with the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLD-Program) and Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya), is on a mission to find the missing people with TB through the Public-Private Mix (PPM) approach."