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ADPP participates in the V Tuberculosis conference in South Africa

TB Pires fADPP Mozambique, through the Tuberculosis program In the Mining Sector - TIMS, participated in the Fifth Tuberculosis (TB) Conference in South Africa, an opportunity to show the TIMS’ experience implemented by ADPP Mozambique in Gaza province, as well as sharing practices with other organizations working in the area of TB prevention and control.

The Conference also served to review successes in the fight against tuberculosis in Southern Africa, but also addressed the challenges faced by drug availability, service delivery and social and biological determinants that impact TB, and the effective integration of systems ensuring that the pandemic is adequately managed.

Delegates at the conference included scientists, medical specialists and other doctors who deal with TB patients and their families, social scientists and representatives from the public sector, patients and people affected by TB, traditional doctors, NGOs and religious.

It should be noted that since 2009, ADPP Mozambique has been working with TB projects in Mozambique. Due to the increased transmission of tuberculosis in the mines in southern Africa and the growing concern with TB prevention in the affected southern African countries, the TIMS programme was initiated to implement tuberculosis reduction and control interventions in 10 Southern African countries including Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and Tanzania.