About Hind Satti, MD
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Director (Site, Program, Project)
Bo-Mphato Litšebeletsong tsa Bophelo - Partners in Health
Website: http://www.pih.org/where/Lesotho/Lesotho.html Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: Lesotho About: Bo-Mphato Litšebeletsong tsa Bophelo is Partners In Health's project in Lesotho. It is the second in Africa for the organization and the first one in a country suffering from extremely high prevalence of HIV. Approximately one quarter of Lesotho's adult population is HIV-positive and life expectancy in the tiny mountain kingdom has plummeted to less than 35 years. In addition, the Basotho people are being ravaged by a second epidemic. Lesotho's TB rate is the fourth highest in the world, and TB spreads rapidly and is particularly deadly where many people's immune systems have been weakened by HIV. The PIH project in Lesotho was launched in 2006 following an invitation from the government of Lesotho and consultation with our partners in Rwanda, the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI), about where to replicate that successful model elsewhere in Africa.
Our community health worker are well trained on how to screen for TB and test for HIV at home, so close follow up of the household contacts is part of our program, we recruit MDR TB patients and suspect from all TB clinics around the country, we initiate treatment for ...
Yes, based on the home assessment our community nurse and community health worker will develop and ensure implementation of the infection control plan, which can be adjusted according to the needs, some of the challenges we encounter is that during winter it is hard to keep windows and doors open, ...
Dear colleagues, I am a director of the MDR TB program in Lesotho. Our program is community based program, we manage and treat patients at home. I would like to share with you what we are doing for infection control at home: - We provide community health workers with N95 ...
Hind Satti, MD started a discussion "Treatment supporters and treatment literacy: Lessons from Lesotho". in the MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention community.
This presentation looks at accompaniment or treatment supporters in the socio-economic context for TB and adherence issues in Lesotho, and was developed for the Union/IUATLD conference in Paris last October. Accompaniers, or Community Health Workers/Treatment Supporters, have been implemented at Partners In Health Lesotho right from the start. They help ...
Hind Satti, MD started a discussion "Addressing MDR TB in the context of HIV: Lessons from Lesotho". in the MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention community.
* TB Situation in Lesotho 12,275 TB new cases notified in 2007 Estimated prevalence of 544 per 100,000 population Estimated annual incidence for all cases is 691 per 100,000 population Estimated incidence of Sputum smear positive cases is 281 per 100,000 population 75% of new TB cases among age-group 15-44 ...
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