To detect additional new smear positive TB cases among children (0-14) in low case finding districts.
- The project targeted to screen 27,052 children from the 10 project districts and identify 790 childhood TB cases in its project duration. The project achieved to screen 28,513 children out of which 59 SS+ and 394 all forms cases were identified and enrol in the DOTS centre in the project districts.
- Total 363 volunteers were trained to conduct contact tracing, suspected case identification, sputum collection method, linkages of the suspected cases to the microscopic centre and the TB detected cases to the treatment centre (DOTS).
- Total 129 health care providers in microscopic centres and treatment centres were trained on child TB diagnosis and management issues in accordance with the NTP guidelines under this project.
- 10,000 posters and brochure were developed in Nepali language and distributed through community volunteers, District health offices (DHO), health post, sub- health post and at the World TB day 2013 national event. It was used by the community volunteers mainly to create general awareness and as well as to give them the right information on TB to reduce stigma related with TB prevalent in the community.
- Total 255 health personnel working in safe motherhood service are oriented to conduct TB screening. Total 1000 pregnant women and children under 5 years are screened for TB.
- Total of 96 general physicians and paediatricians are oriented on childhood TB program and diagnosis through this project.