TB – Tuberculosis
LAMB works with and for the Government in the delivery of its TB treatment and prevention programs. Funding is through Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in a project of BRAC.
The largest part of LAMB’s activity is out in the communities. It consists of
- awareness raising of the symptoms and effects of TB
- identification of possible TB cases because of their symptoms, both for patients attending community clinics and during Village Health Volunteer visits to homes
- sputum testing to confirm the presence or absence of TB. Sputum samples are most commonly taken at community clinics. All samples are tested at the hospital laboratory
- treatment is always initiated through a hospital visit and examination by a doctor. Normally unless a case is severe, treatment by medicine is successful. There is a 94% rate of success for treatment by medicine.
LAMB Hospital has an 8-bed TB ward for in-patient care of the more serious cases.
- Overview of Programs
- Improved Health Outcomes
- -Women and Children’s Health
- -Disability Support
- -TB Program
- -Non-Communicable Disease
- Government Service Strengthening
- Community Leadership Development
- Community Mobilization
- Spiritual Health Development
- Clinical Services
- -Clinical Maternity
- -Clinical Surgery
- -Clinical Medicine, Pediatrics
- -Vision Centre
- School Education