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Working with Communities to Respond to Tuberculosis


Uganda is among the 30 TB/HIV high-burden countries in the world, with a high incidence of 200/100,000 population in 2018. A significant proportion of tuberculosis (TB) cases are not detected each year, which is a risk factor for spreading TB among the general population. The Lango sub-region has the highest proportion of bacteriologically confirmed cases at 72% (Uganda NTLP report, 2019).


Empowering communities to conduct TB screening, refer presumed cases, and conduct contact tracing can reduce Uganda’s TB burden. USAID RHITES-N, Lango is helping to strengthen the community-level response to increase TB case detection, link people to treatment, improve treatment success rates, and reduce morbidity and deaths due to TB.

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