Mozambique - Evaluation of a community participatory program for TB case detection and treatment support
The Vurhonga Community-based DOTS Project is a USAID-funded project to the NGO World Relief (HQ in Baltimore) for using volunteer women to visit all households, detect persons with symptoms suggestive of TB, support them in seeking screening at the nearest health facility, and, if they are found to have TB, support them throughout the treatment process. The project makes use of World Relief's pioneering Care Group model in which 10 volunteer women meet as a group with a facilitator every 2-4 weeks and then visit the 10 households for which they are responsible. The goal of the project is to increase case detection and completion of treatment. The project is being carried out in 8 districts in southern Mozambique (Gaza Province), with a combined population of approximately 300,000 people.
1. Two farmers stand alongside the rows of their cooperative agriculture association in Gaza Province, Mozambique
2. Seed trays spread under the protection of a nursery at an agriculture association in Gaza Province, Mozambique
3. Visiting an agriculture association in Gaza Province, Mozambique
4. A district health center nurse specialized in tuberculosis care stands beside two World Relief supervisors as partners in a USAID funded communi