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GTZ-SPAA Private Sector Involvement in National TB Control Examples in Ghana, Malawi and Namibia By Dr Valentine Douala- Mouteng Chief Executive Officer, PABC. INTRODUCTION. In 2008, 9.4 million newly infected with TB. Asia (55%) and Africa (30%).

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GTZ-SPAA

  • Private Sector Involvement in
  • National TB Control
  • Examples in Ghana, Malawi and Namibia
  • By
  • Dr Valentine Douala- Mouteng
  • Chief Executive Officer, PABC
introduction
INTRODUCTION
  • In 2008, 9.4 million newly infected with TB. Asia (55%) and Africa (30%).
  • The situation worsened due to the dual infection with HIV and TB and of multi and extremely-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and (XDR-TB).
  • The direct and indirect costs of tuberculosis and the social consequences are often catastrophic for the individual, the family and the wider community.
  • Tuberculosis affects the business of companies
  • Private sector have introduced TB workplace programmes . But are they geared to contribute towards eradication of the disease?
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THE STUDY

  • Study performed by SPAA project and the PABC, to provide information about:
  • the transmissibility of TB and the implication for the workplace
  • Existing TB control activities at the workplace
  • The existence of legislation for infection control relevant for workplaces
  • METHODOLOGY
  • A review of literature and publications (not complete)
  • Interview with key informants: National Business Coalitions (NBCs) , National TB program, companies, ILO, GTZ representatives.
  • LIMITATIONS: only 3 countries; few informants,
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Workplaces: environment with high level of disease transmission

    • Infectiousness starts before onset of symptoms (up to 3 months)
    • Treatment delay increases transmission to close contact in households and workplaces.
    • A long delay is common in African countries
    • Studies report high numbers of transmission in workplace settings (34% – 39% infection rates of contacts)
    • Poorly ventilated areas, share car rides to and from work and joint lunches identified as factors contributing to transmission .
  • PLWHA are very vulnerable to TB transmission
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The economic impact of TB is huge

  • 75% of people infected are between 15 and 54 years of age.
  • Estimation: TB reduces workers’ productivity by as much as US$ 13 billion annually.
  • A large gold mining industry in S. A. estimated that each case of TB among its unskilled employees cost US$ 410 in lost shift
  • The disease causes severe losses through absenteeism, reduced productivity, need for replacement of lost workers.
  • On average, an employee with active TB will lose up to nine months of work.
  • With treatment infected employees take up work again after two to four weeks.
tb legislation
TB legislation

In the workplace

  • Education programme
  • Screening, for TB and referral for diagnosis and treatment
  • Prevention of discrimination and stigmatization
  • measure such as improving the ventilation
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CONCLUSION/RECOMMANDATIONS

  • Increase awareness on the importance of combined TB and HIV control among national business coalitions, the private sector and public partners
  • Increase the support for NBCs to respond to the demand of the companies and the need to mobilize more companies to implement TB programmes as NBCs play a critical role.
  • Perform contact tracing systematically at company level
  • Expand collaboration between NBCs and the NTBP (including re- assessment of the policy)
  • Realise research on the financial impact of TB on companies in different economic sectors