Using pharmacists and an electronically-monitored referral system to speed diagnosis and reduce transmission of tuberculosis

  • Project Lead(s): Francis Mhimbira

    Tuberculosis (TB) is rampant inTanzania and the detection rate is low (50%). People who potentially have TB tend to go to pharmacies to purchase antibiotics before getting a proper diagnosis. A training and referral system from pharmacies to facility-based diagnostic/treatment centres will increase early detection rates and reduce transmission by shortening the diagnosis delay.