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Clinical Management, Community Responsibility and Guidance to Health Services in the Fight against Tuberculosis

Cameroon

Status

Implementation

Aid type

Project-type interventions

Cameroon


Location

-

€ 299,503
Committed
€ 209,652
Used

Description

The project The project has a partnership composed of Università Cattolica (lead partner), Thouret Onlus Foundation (partner) and Sainte Jeanne-Antide Thouret Hospital (partner). Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), through its Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, which collaborates closely with the A. Gemelli University Polyclinic, has expertise in infectious diseases, epidemiology, general and applied hygiene, and public health interventions. The Hôpital Saint Jeanne - Antide Thouret (HSJAT), a district hospital in the Ngaoundal district, serves a population of more than 95,000 people and is assisted in its activities by the Saint Augustine Health Center and the Pietro Pecora Health Center, which ensure a branched presence of the hospital facility in the territory. A Tuberculosis Treatment Center is active at the HSJAT. The Thouret Foundation, which has been active in the Ngaoundal area since 1987, has direct knowledge of the local context thanks to more than 30 years of experience in the area with development projects in the areas of education, social assistance and health care. The partnership with the Initiative aims to Strengthen prevention campaigns, incentivize screening and improve clinical management of Tuberculosis, including extrapulmonary forms of TB, among the population of the Ngaoundal health district in the Adamaoua region, with a focus on children under 15 and women. Promoting a "community based" model of intervention, the project places at the center of its strategy the construction of a catchment network that aims to address all those aspects that can contribute to the fight against tuberculosis: prevention, early diagnosis, care and treatment, and sustainability of interventions. The partnership will work jointly to empower the community through the involvement of its community leaders (village leaders, teachers and school students), identified as the ideal allies to convey correct information with respect to the services offered by health care providers and to increase the readiness of patients to undertake treatment pathways. The beneficiaries of health education and screening interventions, on the other hand, are identified in the population of the health district, with a focus on women and children, ideal subjects to promote a virtuous mechanism within the community and to generate cultural change regarding proper behaviors and dietary and hygienic habits for infection prevention. The expected results R1. Increased knowledge among the population of Ngaoundal health district about their health status and preventive measures in relation to TB and increased willingness to undertake treatment pathways. R2. Increased the number of TB detection tests conducted and cases identified as positive for pulmonary and extrapulmonary TB. R3. Increased the number of people, particularly under 15 years old and women, from Ngaoundal health district who undertake and complete treatment pathways, including follow-up. Activities R1.1 Preparatory activities for the implementation of TB-Days R1.2. Training of health personnel R1.3. Identification and training of community leaders in communities and schools R1.4. Implementation of 3 TB-Days in communities and 3 TB-Days in schools. R2.1. Laboratory analysis of diagnostic tests and questionnaires. R2.2. Communication of test results to patients only in case of TB positivity or need for other investigations (e.g., RX) R2.3. Division of tested patients into groups based on geographical origin, gender, age, and type of disease R3.1. Intake of TB-positive patients with first hospital visit to plan treatment R3.2. Maintenance in care and follow-up planning (at 6 months) - hospital visits; home visits; telemedicine. read more close
Year Committed Used
2024 € 299,503 € 209,652

Agency

Type Name Channel code
Government AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development 11000

Channel reported

Type Name Channel code
Other Public Sector UNIVERSITÀ CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE MILANO 11004

Project data

  • IATI IdentifierXM-DAC-6-4-012596-02-5
  • AID012596/02/5
  • Planned start 2024/02/01
  • Planned End 2026/01/31
  • Actual start 2024/05/15
  • Actual end -
  • Bi/Multilateral Bilateral
  • Status Implementation
  • Tied status Untied

Sectors

  • 12191 - Medical services 30.0%
  • 12263 - Tuberculosis control 50.0%
  • 12281 - Health personnel development 20.0%

Policy markers

  • Gender Equality significant objective
  • Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) not targeted
  • Disability not targeted
  • Nutrition significant objective
  • Aid to Environment not targeted
  • Participatory Development/Good Governance significant objective
  • Trade Development not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Mitigation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Framework Convention on Climate Change - Adaptation not targeted
  • Aid Targeting the Objectives of the Convention to Combat Desertification not targeted
  • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) significant objective

SDGs

  • 3.3 - By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
  • 3.8 - Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
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