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Ministry Joins Forces with USAID and Stop TB Partnership to Enhance Access to TB Services

,2023 In a bid to accelerate uptake of innovative diagnostic and treatment solutions and improving access to TB services,The Ministry of Health has  partnered with USAID and Stop TB Partnership to rollout newer diagnostic equipment valued at 3M USD.

The equipment including 78 Truenant equipment and 8 digital chest X-ray were distributed across the  47 Counties on need basis.

Principal Secretary State Department for Public Health and Professional Standards Mary Muthoni has  met representatives from Stop TB Partnership to review progress made towards  TB elimination in the country. The meeting  also explored further partnerships to build on the gains.  She welcomed their planned support on Advocacy and communication towards mobilization of more resources for TB.

The PS said that the  Government is committed to end TB in Kenya . "We will deploy the Primary Health Care (PHC) model to enhance TB screening and care across all health service delivery points." She said.