Providing TB Care in a Refugee Camp

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Access to health care is more important than ever in humanitarian emergencies such as a refugee crisis. On World Refugee Day, the Global Fund emphasizes that to end HIV, TB and malaria as epidemics we must follow the people wherever they are.

In cooperation with local and international partners, the Global Fund is supporting the provision of essential TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment services to Syrian refugees housed in Lebanon and Jordan. Interventions include screening of refugees upon arrival, referral services, training of health workers and raising awareness, as well as mobile clinics.

Since the program started, there have been more than 400 confirmed cases of TB in Jordan and Lebanon and four cases of multidrug-resistant TB in Jordan, and the success rate of TB treatment among Syrian refugees is 90 percent.

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Published 20 June 2016