Training of Trainers for TB Awareness Program for Myanmarese Refugees and Persons of Concern

Project Training of Trainers for TB Awareness Program for Myanmarese Refugees and Persons of Concern
Objectives

To enhance the training skills of MERCY Malaysia volunteer trainers

Project Partners • IPR • UNHCR • MAPTB
Activities

Information Session on: • What is Tuberculosis? • Sign & Symptoms of active TB • Diagnosis of TB • Prevention of spread of TB • Treatment of TB • TB in children • Psychosocial aspects of TB • Reducing the stigma through awareness raising

Locations Dewan Angkasa, IPR Jalan Pahang
Period August 2014
Accomplishments

80 volunteers participated in the programme

Background

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s top health challenges with 9 million new cases and caused nearly 1.5 million deaths each year. Approximately one third of these 9 million cases of TB are not captured by the health system. Among those missed are those most vulnerable to TB: people living with HIV/AIDS, migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons, miners, ethnic minorities and indigenous populations.

MERCY Malaysia efforts

Promoting the use of primary health care and early treatment for TB affected populations and including them in TB-controlled programmes will reduce the need for costly emergency care .