Our TB Screening South Africa 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.
- 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
- Over 3000 community members screened to date
- Over 300 community members referred to local clinics for testing
Current Project Needs
- Volunteer manpower
- Mapping of areas screened
- Development of a system to follow up with people referred to local clinics