Funded by: US Agency for International Development/South Africa
Project Duration: 2004-2009
Countries: South Africa
URC provided assistance to the South African National TB Control Programme and other stakeholders to strengthen local capacity to detect, treat, and prevent TB as well as further integrate TB treatment with HIV and other health care services. The project developed community-based strategies to ensure that patients would seek out and adhere to treatment.
Working with the existing networks of health services, the project team sought to strengthen the ability of public sector health facilities to provide a wider array of high quality TB services. The project helped link health service providers to community groups and private sector business to build an integrated network of TB and TB/HIV treatment and care services. In addition, URC worked with the NTCP to respond to changes and developments in South Africa's TB epidemic.