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Successful CCP-led project dramatically increased the number of TB cases identified in Nigeria, even as other nations fell behind during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Results from the Check Am O! tuberculosis campaign will be presented at the virtual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 8:30 a.m. The campaign is unique because of its focus on behavioral aspects of tuberculosis rather than only on getting people treatment once they are diagnosed.
For World Tuberculosis Day, CCP’s Kanika Campbell talks with two leaders of a CCP-led campaign designed to help identify and treat more TB cases in Nigeria, which has the highest prevalence of the disease in Africa.
A successful CCP pilot program significantly increased the number of symptomatic Nigerians referred for tuberculosis testing. Now, USAID is expanding the program to reach even more Nigerians with TB.
With the ultimate aim of increasing Nigeria’s TB case detection rate, the CCP-led research team set out to put themselves in the shoes of their end users. They interviewed more than 240 people over three weeks.
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