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Our Brand as TB Voice Network

Our Vision
Eliminating TB by improving access to prevention and care.
 
Our Mission
Influence policy and services provided to communities, to achieve transparency, accountability and equity in access to TB drugs and to guarantee the social welfare of TB patients, by providing an advocacy platform for anyone affected by TB including their relatives.

Your contributions will allow TBVN to continue helping TB patients and local communities.

You can help out in many ways:
A/C Name: Ghana National TB Voice network
Bank Name: ECOBANK
A/C No:1441000458557
Branch: Silver Star Airport

Statistics from the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate show that tuberculosis (TB) infection is on the decline in the region.

A total of 2,241 cases, were reported last year, compared with the year 2015 figure of 2,367.

Dr. Kwesi Yeboah Awudzi, the Deputy Regional Health Director, said it represented a 2.7 per cent reduction.
He asked that this should however not make anybody complacent, but spur health workers and everybody on to sustain the momentum of the fight against the disease.

Tuberculosis, he indicated, was curable and encouraged patients to report early to the hospital, more so when its treatment was free.
His advice came as Ghana joined countries across the globe to mark the World TB Day.

“Unite to end TB” was the theme chosen for this year’s event, to promote public awareness of the disease, which had remained an epidemic – causing one-and-a-half million deaths, mostly in developing nations.

Dr. Awudzi spoke of what he termed “a worrying trend of multiple-drug resistant-TB” where treatment of the disease, using isoniazid and rifampicin drugs was becoming ineffective.

“The condition arises when patients fail to take the prescriptions rightly causing the TB bacillus – the causal agent, to overcome the effects of the isoniazid and rifampicin drug”. He reminded patients to stick to doctors’ prescriptions and to take their drugs regularly to avoid treatment failure.

Dr. Awudzi urged people to avoid crowded places and to cover their mouths and nose when coughing or sneezing.


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