Improving Active Case Finding among a High Risk Population in Bangladesh


In Bangladesh tea and rubber garden workers and indigenous communities live in isolated areas with difficulties to access government health facilities. In addition, the level of poverty of some of these groups put them at risk of getting TB. To address these key populations, Challenge TB implemented increased case detection, identified missing cases, and increased adherence by implementing a community based delivery of TB services that included household screening (contact investigation), recruiting of local community volunteers for symptomatic referral, provision of DOT and strengthening the follow up.