Last Friday in Luanda, Angola, CUAMM hosted the first workshop related to a program for diabetes and hypertension screening in patients with tuberculosis. This is a new challenge in our ongoing battle against chronic diseases, a topic that is still little known in Africa.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, TB programmes rarely include NCD screening, but a project in Angola is proving it can be done with great success.
Doctors with Africa Cuamm took part in the Congress of the Angolan Society of Diabetology. Attending were Doctors Eric Lonla, Joseph Nsuka and Sonia Ezaquiela, who are working on a project to improve diabetes and hypertension diagnoses in tuberculosis patients (TB).
World TB Day, March 24, 2016, Matany Hospital, Karamoja (Uganda) - Patients, doctors and nurses tell their personal fight against tuberculosis
On occasion of World TB Day on 24 March, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries and partners to “unite to end tuberculosis”. Doctors with Africa Cuamm gladly accepts the challenge, and will continue to be among those working in the front line to end tuberculosis in Africa by 2030.
Ivan Alejandro Pulido Tarquino advises Doctors with Africa CUAMM on TB control. He wrote this piece to tell us how CUAMM is tackling TB in Angola.
A two year pilot project, financed by the World Diabetes Foundation, to improve diabetes and hypertension detection and treatment among TB patients in Luanda, Angola.
People, communities and health servicies: together for Tubercolosis care and control in Africa