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''Social support to TB patients'' programme


Funding:  The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

 

Implementation: RA,  sphere of public health

 

Goal: The improvement of adherence in medicine taking, meant to increase the treatment effectiveness of TB patients.

 

Duration: 07.10. 2010 - 30.06.2015

 

Main objectives:

 

  1. Organization of the educational activities for social workers who are working with TB patients to increase the  treatment adherence.
  2. Educational and informative activities implemented by social workers for TB patients.
  3. Provision of fresh food parcels to MDR TB patients in inpatient phase.
  4. Provision of food and hygienic parcels to MDR TB patients in ambulatory phase with the purpose of increasing the treatment adherence.
  5. Provision of juice to MDR TB patients  with the purpose to reduce side effects of drugs
  6. Provision of transportation costs to MDR TB patients or social workers within Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) strategy.
  7. Provision of transportation costs to Regular TB patients or social workers within Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) strategy.
  8. Provision of food and hygienic parcels to Regular TB patients with the purpose of increasing the treatment adherence.
  9. Provision of heating cost for 3.5 winter months to the most vulnerable MDR TB patients.
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