Community Mobilization

PTBPT main goal is to disseminate TB and HIV/AIDS information to communities especially the underserved. Community mobilization and engagement to raise awareness of TB and HIV/AIDS is very fundamental to all the work of the organization. Volunteers disseminate information through different mediums such as health talks, focus group discussions, outreach sessions, one on one sessions, distribution of information education communication (IEC) materials such as booklets, and use of media platforms such as the radio in some districts. The volunteers do these activities at different arenas in the communities we serve such as at funerals, health centres/facilities, schools, churches, market places, and other community gatherings. They actually create demand for TB services at the health centres they are housed due to the awareness campaigns. It is at these information dissemination activities that the volunteers screen, identify, and refer TB symptomatic(s) to the facility.