Strengthening of Tuberculosis Care and prevention in Bangladesh

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Title: Strengthening of Tuberculosis Care and prevention with a focus on case findings activities in Bangladesh


Thematic Area: Health and Health Rights

Project Duration: January 2008 to December 2023

Working Areas: Khulna City Corporation, Dhaka North City Corporation and Dhaka South City Corporation


Programme Summary:

KMSS is implementing TB Control Program in Dhaka North & South City Corporation and Khulna City Corporation since 2008 funded by Global Fund and managed by BRAC. KMSS is managing five DOTs Centre, five Microscopy Centre and one EQA Lab Centre covering 30 city corporation Wards and provide DOTs to TB patients regularly and conducting awareness programs on TB involving community and stakeholders time to time. In those areas, patient’s identification rate is increasing due to adequate field mobilization, sputum camp & x-ray camp, pharmacy visit and the effectual referral linkage system with the Graduate Private Practitioners.

Till now KMSS found 448 new smear positive patient from last year and also other 346 patients. (Smear negative, Relapse, Extra pulmonary). KMSS have tested 3102 Suspect TB cases during last year and found 448 smear positive cases. About 625 TB patients were completed their treatment from our 21 PHCC during last year. In addition, total numbers of diagnosis were 1333 out of total coverage of 686,390.

Major activities are as follow:

1. Dots for all patients

2. Orientation for Pharmacist & Factory Workers

3. Orientation on TB and HIV

4. Conduct meeting with religious leaders

5. Conduct meeting with community leaders

6. Conduct group meeting and film show

7. Celebrate World TB Day

8. Orientation for cured TB patients

9. Communication and Mobilization

10. Advocacy with Different Stakeholders




Our Strengths

Since the beginning of its voyage KMSS has a great endeavor to work with the poor and marginalized population to make them financially solvent and to prevent HIV and AIDS. As a result of this we have stated Income Generation Activities and a Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center in Khulna City Corporation in December 1999 by our own fund.

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