Implemented in the 11 unions of Virudhunagar district, CEPT was designed to create awareness, identify TB infections, facilitate the continuous treatment and curing of patients and stop the spread of TB.

What We Did

  • 2,790 community based DOTS (Directly Observed Therapy, Short-course) monitor volunteers recruited and trained (including 876 cured TB patients)
  • 1,189 community based health education volunteers recruited and trained
  • 11 Block level & 1 District Level TB Patient Associations established
  • 1,980 TB education meetings held with more than than 20,000 key community stakeholder groups including local council leaders, village health nurses, social workers, self-help groups and youth-groups
  • 22,145 key community stakeholder groups including local council leaders, village health nurses, social workers, self-help and youth-groups
  • 45 EduClown TB Awareness performances held in different communities
  • 24 live cable-TV phone-in programmes aired
  • 6 large-scale events held to mark World TB Day and World AIDS Day

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Results (Project Level)

  • 23% increase in the number of people tested for TB at government health facilities
  • 15% increase in the number of TB patients registered for treatment
  • 66% of all TB patients registered with government for treatment in Virudhunagar district provided with treatment adherence support through CEPT project