Stakeholders' workshop for TB operations in Tanzania

Stakeholders' workshop for TB operations in Tanzania

2012-12-15

APOPO conducted an information session and workshop for its stakeholders in Morogoro on 15 December 2012. The meeting resulted in several important discussions on a range of issues including effective ways to improve patient call back and follow-up. APOPO?s TB team demonstrated aspects of rat training, scientific background of TB detection, achievements and also challenges for the coming years.

Attendees of the workshop includes regional tuberculosis and leprosy coordinators, district tuberculosis and leprosy coordinators, district laboratory coordinators, and laboratory managers from Dar es Salaam, Pwani and Morogoro regions. Also in attendance were representatives of MKUTA, a partner organization of APOPO, a representative from National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), SUA-APOPO TB coordinator Prof. Kazwala, and a representative from the military hospital.

The workshop concluded with many key decisions including a unanimous agreement on the involvement of MKUTA volunteers, reassurance that patients found by APOPO will be registered and reported to NTLP as smear positive, and an agreement on the use of text messages for prompt transfer of results to DTLCs. All these constitute important steps towards enhancing the treatment rates of TB patients detected by APOPO?s detection rats.


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