TB Cero Carabayllo
& "Zero TB" en Lima
Local partners leading an effort to swiftly improve adherence to TB treatment across the city
On June 23, 2015, authorities representing key municipalities, the Ministry of Health (MINSA) of Peru, Harvard Medical School and Socios En Salud (SES) gathered in Lima to hear municipal authorities and SES announce their participation in TB CERO, under the rubric of the Zero TB Cities Project. AA&D Executive Director and Zero TB Cities Project facilitator Tom Nicholson spoke alongside Ministry of Health representatives and others, lending context to the effort to accelerate the fight against TB in key municipalities across Lima.
As an initial target among several, SES and the municipal authorities in Carabayllo have committed to:
eliminate deaths among TB patients in the area
eliminate defaults from TB treatment in the area
Discussions are underway to determine how to phase in similar targets across the mega-city of Lima, and how to build on these aggressive goals in districts that meet their initial goals. More details will be available soon.
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