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Training community health workers to perform intensified TB case finding associated with a surge in TB diagnoses in a rural Malawi study
Theo Smart, 2016-08-02 07:20:00

Intensified TB case finding (TB ICF) by community health workers was associated with a dramatic (20-fold) increase in TB case detection at a very busy antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic in rural Malawi, according to findings presented at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa, last month.

The study findings were presented by Dr Katie Simon of the Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Malawi who also noted that the intervention led to the detection of more paediatric TB, which previously was not being diagnosed at the facility.