MANASO participated in the launch of the 18 day TB Van (screening and diagnosis) exercise in chiradzulu district. MANASO is implementing the TIMS project in 3 T/A areas (Likoswe, Mpama and Onga). In chiradzulu, the TB Screening and diagnosis exercise was launched in T/A Likoswe on the 23rd of March 2020 by MANASO. The exercise saw over 150 key populations access TB services (screening and diagnosis). On the 24th and the 25th, the exercise was conducted in Sub T/A Onga and T/A Mpamas respectively. Overall in the TIMS sites, over 300 jey populations accessed TB screening and diagnosis services. HIV and SRH services were also offered. The National TB Program is conducting the exercise for 18 days in chiradzulu district from the day of the launch.
Through the Community Response and Systems Strengthening component, MANASO supports to strengthen existing health systems hence the use of an existing TB Van exercise.