The Zimbabwe Technical Assistance, Training & Education Center for Health (Zim-TTECH) joins the nation and the global community in celebrating World TB Day under the theme: Invest to End TB, Save lives
With PEPFAR funding administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Zim-TTECH provides comprehensive HIV and TB services in 5 provinces in the country, that is Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Mashonaland Central, Matabeleland North and Harare covering 390 health facilities in 20 districts. This is in support of the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) strategy of ending the HIV and TB epidemics by 2030.
.Zim-TTECH has been supporting provision of TB screening, diagnosis, and treatment services, integrated TB/HIV care and TB Preventive Therapy (TPT) for clients at risk of TB disease since 2013 as part of I-TECH Zimbabwe’s efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS.
During this period Zim-TTECH celebrates national TB milestones achieved through contributing significantly to the national response of ending the TB epidemic through deployment of skilled health care workers and community health workers including TPT champions who are responsible for creating awareness on benefits of TPT. Additionally, ZimTTECH supports capacitation of health care workers to equip them with skills for offering quality TB services.
ZimTTECH remains committed to ending the TB epidemic through building public awareness about TB, supporting roll out of newer point of care TB diagnostic tests, prompt initiation on treatment for those with TB disease and roll out of shorter TPT regimens.