Community Interventions to Improve Access to TB Services in Afghanistan


Afghanistan has made remarkable improvements in health indicators since 2005. However, a wide range of barriers prevent rural communities in Afghanistan from accessing tuberculosis (TB) and other health services. TB case detection remains low in hard-to-reach areas. 

Community-Based Directly Observed Treatment (CB DOTS) is an effective and efficient approach to engage the community in awareness, detection, and treatment of TB and brings TB services to the community. Challenge TB designed a full package of CB DOTS activities to support the Ministry of Public Health and National TB Program to expand high-quality DOTS to the community to ensure universal access to quality TB services for improved treatment outcomes.