Kenya was among the 30 countries with the highest Tuberculosis burden in the 2017 WHO Global TB Report, which calls for accelerated action to realise the global TB strategy. While the Kenyan government and other partners have worked to expand access to Tuberculosis (TB) services, mobile and key populations have not been adequately reached due to complex conditions. Mobility can spread Tuberculosis, both within a country and across the borders, hindering the 2020 TB strategy.
The Tibika Jikinge Project implements well-tailored interventions to find missing persons with Tuberculosis in Mombasa County. The project identifies, screens, and treats TB cases, refers for laboratory investigations, monitors treatment adherence, and sends refill reminders. North Star provides comprehensive information and education on TB to address poor risk perception and other misconceptions.
Objectives of the project
- To identify and screen the target populations in the community for TB.
- To refer those with TB symptoms from the community for diagnosis at health facilities.
- Adopt community-based approaches to develop and sustain social accountability and linkage between the target population, communities, and private and public health facilities in Mombasa County.
- To ensure correct documentation and prompt notification of those diagnosed with TB.
01 August 2022 – 31 January 2023
Global Fund HIV, Amref Kenya Sub-Recipient.
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Our clinics are located at ‘hotspots’ such as border posts, transit towns or ports where large numbers of trucks stop, load and offload and where sex work and informal trades flourish. Most are open late, tailored to the hours of our core target populations.