USAID highlights TB CARE II South Africa mascot, "Buddy the Cat"

On January 14, 2016, USAID profiled “Buddy the Cat,” the mascot for the TB Care II South Africa Project. “A Day in the Life of Buddy” is a beautiful online presentation of Buddy’s work at Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Cape Town.

TB Care II South Africa works in high-priority districts across the country to improve the quality of TB care services, strengthen the management of TB support systems, and increase the availability of and demand for treatment. Buddy, with his message that TB can be beaten with proper treatment, is part of the project’s demand-generation effort. Just as importantly, Buddy helps lift the spirits of young patients undergoing the long and tedious treatment for TB, many of whom are also HIV positive.

In early 2016, USAID Southern Africa awarded the Tuberculosis South Africa Project (TBSAP), which is the follow-on project to TB CARE II South Africa, to URC.

Buddy the Cat, a tall, blue-and-white mascot, brings joy and hope to TB hospitals in South Africa
Buddy the Cat brings joy and hope to TB hospitals in South Africa
Date 
March 15, 2016
Authors 
URC Communications Team
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