TUBERCULOSIS PREVENTION AMONG ROMA COMMUNITY

Association "Thrust for Life" is working on a program of the Ministry of Health "Strengthening the national program for tuberculosis in Bulgaria “Component 5 - " Extension of effective treatment for the prevention and control of tuberculosis in the Roma community." Target group is the Roma community at risk of infection / illness from tuberculosis. This work is aimed at identifying those in need of services and their motivation to test, if there is suspicion of tuberculosis. Through daily meetings with groups at risk outreach workers seek to raise awareness to threatened or affected by tuberculosis roma people. If there is a need for referral to hospitals, our staff will accompany them to the hospital for diagnosis and treatment. Staff also assist the search for the contact persons by motivating them and accompanied to hospitals. To the affected or at risk persons is given support for regular check-ups for tuberculosis. The outreach workers assist hospitals in the treatment and diagnosis of tuberculosis by tracing patients discharged from the hospital and encourages, them to continue their treatment. Also program activities are aimed at motivating affected tuberculosis to take regular medication for the treatment and carrying out the control examinations of patients during prolonged treatment phase.

Selected moments

Poll

Have you test yourself for HIV / AIDS?

Yes - 62.5%
No - 31.3%
Not for me - 6.3%

Total votes: 16

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8800 Sliven, Bulgaria
6 Raiko Daskalov, floor 1, office 1

  

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