USAID Profiles URC’s TB Work in South Africa

“Buddy the Cat,” the mascot for the TB Care II South Africa Project, is in the spotlight again. On January 14, USAID profiled Buddy’s work lifting the spirits of young patients at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The TB Care II Project, funded by USAID and implemented by URC, is working with the government of South Africa to improve the quality of TB services and strengthen all components of Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS). Buddy contributes to that effort by spreading the message to patients that TB is beatable and inspiring patients to stick to their treatment regimens.

For more information about TB Care II SA Project, click here.

To see more of Buddy the Cat’s adventures, click here.

A child at the Brooklyn Chest Hospital participating in the We Beat TB! campaign (2015)
Date 
January 15, 2016
Authors 
Sarah Kim, Communications Specialist
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