Tuberculosis Accelerated Response and Care (TB ARC)

Tuberculosis (TB) Accelerated Response and Care (ARC) capitalizes on Kenyan expertise and know-how to significantly reduce the burden of TB in Kenya by 2018. In close collaboration with Government of Kenya’s health managers, the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) designed the TB ARC activity. Led by qualified Kenyan health professionals who bring local solutions to the Kenyan people through a Kenyan non-governmental organization, Center for Health Solutions (CHS), Kenya has one of the highest TB prevalence rates in the world. The high burden of TB is linked to the high prevalence of HIV in Kenya. Co- infection of HIV and TB is common and greatly impacts the ability for patients to fight either disease. Poverty and limited access to health care services are two other major contributing factors to the high bur- den of TB in Kenya. TB ARC aims to increase the proportion of TB cases identified and treated to over 95 percent, which is a goal aligned to the health policies and targets set forth in Kenya’s Vision 2030.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 11:15am