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July 1, 2019

[Technical Cooperation Projects] DSAP approach 2: Strengthening the TB sample referral system in Choma

In Zambia, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS. In this country, about 18,000 people died of TB (including infections due to HIV/AIDS) in 2017. A particular problem in Zambia is the fact that many patients with TB have not been diagnosed, hence not treated. While diagnostic technology for TB has been in place, one of the major obstacles would be that suspected TB patients do not reach health facilities for testing.


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