The County Government through the ministry of Health held an exclusive breakfast meeting with the County Coordinator for Malteser International Mrs. Jane Njogu to mark the end of their over two years program on Tuberculosis in the County where she issued a certificate of appreciation to the department.
“Maltese International has helped the Ministry of Health to improve the a huge number of Tuberculosis cases through A Community Based Organization(CBO) in Kajiado Central as well as other Community units in Kajiado South Sub County ,of which it has really changed many, whereby through the initiative Kajiado South registered an increase in case notification rate from 301 in the year 2013 up to 400 in the year 2014.”Said Solonka Ole Pilipili,(The County Tb and Leprosy Coordinator)
Mr Pilipili also added that treatment interrupters were brought back to treatment both in Kajiado Central and Kajiado South. He also added that presumptive cases for TB were referred by CHVs increased.
Mean while as the TB program is expected to end by 30th July 2015,The Malteser International has already submitted a new application letter on TB for the forgotten groups, especially those that have not been able to access services by virtue of their locality (in accessible) and once the program is renewed, it’s likely to move to Kajiado West Constituency, though will be communicated.