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Poster: Preventing TB in children

Feb 2021
Poster: Preventing TB in children

If somebody in your household has TB, you can protect your children by:

  • Always covering your mouth when you cough
  • Coughing or sneezing into tissues and throwing these away
  • Opening doors and windows to let in fresh air

Children who have been exposed to TB should be tested for TB at your nearest clinic.

Look after yourself and the children in your care. Get tested and ger your children tested for TB.  

Poster: Drug-Resistant TB

Feb 2021
Poster: Drug-Resistant TB

You have drug-resistant TB when the germs in your body cannot be treated with usual TB treatment. 

  • Treatment for drug-resistant TB is long and can take up to two years. 
  • Your doctor or nurse will tell you which treatment is suitable for the type of TB you have. 
  • Complete your treatment to be cured. 

DRUG-RESISTANT TB CAN BE CURED, EVEN IF YOU HAVE HIV. 
 

Poster: TB in Children

Feb 2021
Poster: TB in Children

If your child has been:

  • Coughing for more than two weeks
  • Feverish (high temperature) for more than two weeks
  • Losing weight
  • Tired and not as playful as usual

Take your child to the clinic for TB testing.

Poster: TB and Diabetes

Feb 2021
Poster: TB and Diabetes

There is a connection between TB and Diabetes.

  • People with diabetes can get TB easily because their immune systems are weaker
  • If you have diabetes you should be screened for TB
  • If you have TB, you should be screened for diabetes
  • It is safe to take treatment for TB and for diabetes at the same time
  • For more information, talk to your nurse or doctor

Brochure: What is Tuberculosis (TB)? Smartcard

Feb 2021
Brochure: What is Tuberculosis (TB)? Smartcard

Brochure developed in the smart card format as part of the TB in Farms initiative.  

Brochure: How is Tuberculosis (TB) Treated? Smartcard

Feb 2021
Brochure: How is Tuberculosis (TB) Treated? Smartcard

Brochure developed in the smart card format as part of the TB in Farms initiative.  

Posters: TB prevention, symptoms, facts and treatment for farm workers

Feb 2021
Posters: TB prevention, symptoms, facts and treatment for farm workers

Posters developed for the TB in Farms initiative: 

  • TB prevention
  • TB symptoms
  • TB facts
  • TB treatment 

Brochure: Getting support on your treatment journey

Feb 2021
Brochure: Getting support on your treatment journey

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacteria or germ that most often affects the lungs but can also affect other parts of the body. TB can be treated and cured if you take your medication as explained to you by your nurse or doctor. It is safe to take TB treatment if you have HIV and are taking ARVs, if you are pregnant, or if you are on medication for other health problems. It is easy to catch TB by breathing in the bacteria which is carried in the air.

TB CAN BE TREATED AND CURED

Poster: Helping TB Patients to adhere to treatment

Feb 2021
Poster: Helping TB Patients to adhere to treatment

TB patients are more likely to take their treatment correctly and complete it when they feel that you have heard and understood their concerns and taken these into account when developing a treatment plan.

To do this, you need to:

Make sure patients understand TB and its treatment:

Poster: WE BEAT TB guidance for Health care workers

Feb 2021
Poster: WE BEAT TB guidance for Health care workers

Wear your N95 respirator and encourage patients to wear a surgical mask
Ensure good ventilation in the facility

Beat stigma by talking openly about TB prevention and treatment
Encourage proper cough hygiene
Actively live a healthy lifestyle and encourage patients to do so too
Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water after each patient, after going to the toilet and before eating

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