Although there is more awareness about Tuberculosis (TB), its causes and treatment compared to before, there is need provide information on a regular basis as even now, it is associated with stigma, neglect and lack of timely diagnosis and treatment. Vidyanikethan, which has partnered with Government on various health programmes is implementing a project related to health and education services on TB in Thally Block, Tamil Nadu, and in four talukas of Bangalore Urban, Bangalore District.
Vidyanikethan is associated with the Regional UNIT of CHAI, Catholic Health Association of Karnataka for the state of Karnataka to undertake activities in Bangalore City. The project is being implemented in Kadirenahalli, Kengeri, Guttahalli, Banashankari, and Bilekahalli.The project is being guided by overall national strategy for TB control and WHO Stop TB Strategy.
The guiding principles of the project are:
- Universal access to quality TB care and control services including DR-TB
- Community participation and ownership
- Sustainability of interventions