Dayne Davey

Our TB Screening Project uses a non-invasive questionnaire based method to identify people who are presenting symptoms of TB and refer them to local health clinics.

With the assistance of our volunteers we go house-to-house and conduct a questionnaire – if it is apparent that someone is potentially infected with TB we provide them with a referral letter and advise them to visit a local health clinic for formal testing and treatment where necessary.

House-to-house screening is considered by the World Health Organisation to be a highly effective method for active case finding.

Please note: This project is carried out within the general population – it is not specifically aimed at people with TB and therefore there is no increased risk of contracting TB.

This project is included in these programmes: Community Outreach & HIV Awareness Sports Coaching & Community Outreach

Your Role

  • Visiting homes of local people and conducting TB Screening (involves asking a series of 10 questions relating to a person’s health, completely non-
    invasive and no medical experience necessary)
  • Providing useful information on TB to local people
  • Data Entry

Latest Achievements

  • Over 3000 community members screened to date
  • Over 300 community members referred to local clinics for testing
  • 184 volunteer hours contributed in 2015

Current Project Needs

  • Volunteer manpower
  • Mapping of areas screened
  • Development of a system to follow up with people referred to local clinics

Join one of these 2 programs to be a part of this project! Community Outreach & HIV Awareness Sports Coaching & Community Outreach