Mabutsane Sub District Tuberculosis Program Performance from 2013 to 2015
A retrospective research through review
of Tuberculosis (TB) registers was conducted in Mabutsane sub district from July
to September 2016. This study was intended to assess the TB program achievements
from the period of 2013 to 2015 in order to improve TB case management for better
district Tuberculosis performance.
To this end, the cure and success rates,
the proportion of TB patients with completed treatment, the defaults, as well as
the HIV testing rates have been determined.
The results were as follows: the cure
rates 29.57% (2013), 19% (2014), 11.10% (2015), the treatment completion 80 %( 2013),
79.4 %( 2014), 68.5 %( 2015), and the default rate was below 5% for the whole study
period. The success rates were 78.6% (2013), 78% (2014) and 67.1% (2015).
The overall cure rate was low, and very
low among patients seen in 2015. There have been a marked completion treatment and
success rate over the first two years of a study with decline in 2015 due to poor
documentation or poor program.
HIV testing rate was more than 90% among
Tuberculosis patients throughout the all years, with TB/HIV co infection rate between
40% and 60%.
Mabutsane sub district Tuberculosis
program is a weak program as shown by a low cure rates, and sputum follow up.
Keywords: Tuberculosis cure and success rates,
HIV testing rate, default rate, treatment completion.
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