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Current Standing

The burden of TB in Uganda according to WHO estimates; 102,000 TB cases per year, 56,000 HIV+, Incidence (All clinical forms) 330/100,000 population, Incidence (SS+) 136/100,000 population, Mortality 93 per 100,000 populations. (2011 NTLP data) 55% of all the TB cases notified were dually infected with HIV (2011 national quarterly reports) TB affects the economically active age group between 15-55 years.

The male/female sex ration is about 1 to1. Key drivers of the TB Epidemic HIV co infection (55% of notified TB cases are HIV co infected). Attitudes and Health seeking behaviour (Both Patient and Health system delays average 6-8 weeks). Intercurrent Disease states (Under nutrition, Diabetes Mellitus, Social habits, alcoholism, smoking)

Goals

To reduce TB associated morbidity and mortality.

Strategic Objectives

To increase access to, demand for and utilization of quality TB control services in districts of focus.

Outcome

  1. Increased access to, demand for and utilization of quality TB control services in counties of focus.

Achievements

(Under year of reporting, the programme has not yet attracted funding)