National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey

The National Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey, funded by the Global Fund Coordinating Unit of the Ministry of Finance in Lesotho, will enable the national TB program to gain a better understanding of the TB burden so as to identify ways of improving TB control throughout the country. 

The goal of the survey is to enable the national TB program gain a better understanding of the TB burden so as to identify ways of improving TB control throughout the country.  The survey sample will be about 30,000 adults nationwide.  The overall objective of the survey is to determine the national prevalence of bacteriologically confirmed pulmonary TB in Lesotho among adults.

URC, along with its survey partners NEXT and AQUITY, will work closely with key stakeholders in the country.  

This National TB Prevalence Survey and the information collected will contribute to the improvement of TB control and prevention interventions in Lesotho thanks to up-to-date and reliable data on the disease burden. The outcome of this effort is indispensable for strategic planning, policy formulation, as well as for monitoring and evaluating national and international strategic frameworks.

Staff from the Global Fund Coordinating Unit (GFCU) of the Ministry of Finance of Lesotho visit a multi-drug resistant TB ward. Photo from the GFCU web site: www.gfcu.org.ls
Duration
2016 to present
Funders 
Global Fund Coordinating Unit of the Ministry of Finance in Lesotho
Partners 
Network of Excellence in People-Centered Testing and Treatment (NEXT)
Aquity Innovations
Regions/ Countries