Child and Family Foundation Uganda (CFU)

Community-wide active case finding for TB & missed HIV diagnosis in high-risk groups of children

The active case finding (ACF) approach for identifying HIV/TB cases has been shown to increase case detection in both clinical and community settings. However, community service delivery processes for childhood TB, malnutrition and HIV are limited. To address this, CFU is using the ACF approach in high-risk groups of children 14 years and younger in the slum settlements of Kawempe North in Kampala.

Using a family-centred approach, other household members above 14 years of age are also screened for tuberculosis, malnutrition and missed HIV/AIDS. CFU has conducted medical camps where adults and children were screened for HIV/TB/Malnutrition. Those found positive are referred to care. With mobilisation conducted by teachers, VHTs, faith leaders and Youth Health Teams capacity for community case detection is being built, and lessons are being drawn for similar initiatives.

community wide