Tuesday 23 January, 2018         

TB REACH Wave 5

BNMT Nepal commenced ‘TB REACH Wave 5’ project from April 2017. In this project, BNMT Nepal applies the successful active case finding model of BNMT UK to 8 new districts of Nepal in partnership with the National TB Program and the Nick Simons Institute. The model comprises comprehensive TB detection and treatment support engagingFemale Community Health Volunteers to reach underserved populations in Nepal. Under this project, BNMT Nepal is using GeneXpert machines for quick and more accurate detection of tuberculosis. They have been successfully installedin Nick Simons Institute supported government hospitals in Pyuthan, Kapilvastu, Bardiya and Gulmi districts.

ProjectCoverage: 8Districts - Gulmi, Kapilvastu, Argakhachi, Pyuthan, Salyan, Bardiya, Acchham, Doti

Total population Coverage: 24, 16, 073

Donor: Stop TB Partnership TB REACH

Target Group and Beneficiaries: Socio-economically vulnerable people, children, elderly, marginalized

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