Sanofi TB-DM Management Project South Africa

Project Overview and Objectives

This project aims to increase early detection and appropriate management of patients with TB and diabetes comorbidities in select provinces in South Africa.  The Project will target both public and private diabetes and TB service providers and patients at high-volume private and public health facilities along with the general population. Under the project, URC will develop a clinical skills development training package along with job aids for healthcare providers and educational materials for patients; as well as, conduct diabetes and TB screening in various congregated settings.

Goal: Increase early detection and appropriate management of patients with TB and diabetes comorbidities in high-volume facilities in four provinces of South Africa.

Objectives

  1. Strengthen health workers skills and practices for diagnosis and case management of TB and diabetes.
  2. Integrate diabetes screening with TB services and TB screening in diabetes service delivery provided by high volume public and private health facilities.
  3. Increase patients’ awareness about prevention and control of diabetes and TB.

Key Activities

  • Health care provider training
  • Case detection and case management
  • Community outreach and awareness
Duration
2015 to present
Funders 
Sanofi-Aventis Groupe
Partners 
Aquity Innovations
Regions/ Countries 
Geographic Scope 
Kwa Zulu Natal, Gauteng, Free State and Eastern Cape Provinces