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Buddy Beat TB Part 1 - What is MDR-TB?

Apr 2019
Buddy Beat TB Part 1 - What is MDR-TB?

Buddy is a friend to children in Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) South African hospitals and works with hospital teams to help children through their MDR-TB treatment journeys.

Buddy Beat TB Part 2 - What you need to know about MDR-TB in children

Apr 2019
Buddy Beat TB Part 2 - What you need to know about MDR-TB in children

Buddy is a friend to children in Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) South African hospitals and works with hospital teams to help children through their MDR-TB treatment journey.

Buddy Beat TB Part 3 - Giving Support along the MDR-TB treatment journey

Apr 2019
Buddy Beat TB Part 3 - Giving Support along the MDR-TB treatment journey

Buddy is a friend to children in Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) South African hospitals and works with hospital teams to help children through their MDR-TB treatment journeys.

Thando Leyane is a TB survivor who wants to raise awareness about TB

Mar 2019
Thando Leyane

Thando is passionate about educating others about pulmonary TB. He was 26 years old when he was diagnosed with TB in 2017. Thando faced stigma from others due to lack of knowledge about what TB is and how TB infection is transmitted.

Community Dialogues for TB in Humansdorp, Eastern Cape Province

Jan 2019

This video was filmed in Sarah Baartman district, Eastern Cape province, and chronicles the Community Dialogues Approach implemented by the USAID Tuberculosis South Africa Project. The Approach, which starts with capacity building for stakeholders who will moderate dialogues with multiple actors at community levels aims to increase community engagement in identifying context-specific challenges in TB diagnosis, treatment and retention in care and coming up with tailored responses to these.

TB treatment care pathway in Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province

Jan 2019

This video traces the TB treatment care pathway followed by TB patients being treated in Cape Winelands district, Western Cape province. The treatment of TB patients is often a collaborative effort between the patient, members of their family and healthcare workers. Another critical part of TB patient care are community healthcare workers from NGOs funded by partners such as the USAID TB South Africa Project who provide directly observed treatment (DOT) support, and district and provincial health management teams from the Western Cape Department of Health.

Managing side effects of tuberculosis treatment

Mar 2018

This video presents patient experiences of dealing with multi drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), which is a more serious form of TB that is harder to treat. It also touches on experiences of living with, and being treated for both MDR-TB and HIV. 

Dealing with tuberculosis stigma and discrimination

Mar 2018

Experiencing stigma is a huge problem in TB management efforts. Fear of stigma may discourage people from seeking TB services, and from adhering to their medication until completion and cure. Information provision and the counselling of TB patients and their family members in communities is crucial to South Africa’s efforts to end TB

Preventing tuberculosis in close contacts of TB patients

Mar 2018

People living in households with people who have been diagnosed with TB have a higher risk of having been exposed to TB germs and are more likely to have TB infection themselves. This video shows how community health workers contribute to identifying more people with TB and referring them for treatment. They do this through identifying and screening people who have been in regular and close contact with people diagnosed with TB, particularly in households.

Preventing the spread of tuberculosis

Mar 2018
Preventing the spread of tuberculosis

Preventing TB in communities is an important strategy of efforts to end TB are to be successful. This video aims increase knowledge about TB infection prevention, treatment and control in South African communities. 

Preventing tuberculosis in children

Mar 2018
Preventing tuberculosis in children

Children, particularly those younger than five years-old, are particularly vulnerable to contracting TB infection. Children generally contract TB from an adult in the home. Where an adult has TB and there are children living in that household, special measures need to be taken to protect them from becoming infected.

We Beat TB public service announcement (PSA) videos

Mar 2017

The We Beat TB public service announcements (PSA) have been broadcasted on national television and other media. Each PSA deals with a specific theme: 

  • Cough Etiquette
  • TB symptoms
  • TB and HIV
  • Infection prevention controls
  • TB and Diabetes

 

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