Community-Based MDR-TB Care Programme

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Community-Based MDR-TB Care Programme

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Established in 2015, the Community-Based MDR-TB Care Programme, partners with healthcare workers, nurses and community volunteers to establish an extensive network of people equipped to provide multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) care and support services. It is implemented in 27 high burden townships in the three regions of Mandalay, Sagaing, Magway and the State of Shan.

Support to MDR-TB patients, includes financial and nutritional support, community mobilisation through specially trained volunteers, ensuring Directly Observed Treatment, systematic household contact screening and adherence assistance, psychosocial and nutrition advice support for patients, ensuring infection control practice and timely referral for clinical management of any treatment side effects.

Impact of the Community-Based MDR-TB Care Programme


DR-TB patients receiving monetary support


household contacts of MDR-TB patients referred for TB screening and diagnosis


TB cases notified among household contacts


MDR-TB patients currently receive nutrition support