Adapting active case-finding for TB during the COVID-19 pandemic in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
G Chan, R Triasih, B Nababan, P du Cros, N Wilks, S Main, GKL Huang, D Lin, SM Graham, SS Majumdar, M Bakker, A Khan, FA Khan, B Dwihardiani
Public Health Action | International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease | Published : 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and response measures, including lockdowns and the reorientation of health services, have disrupted essential health services for other diseases, including TB, HIV and malaria. For TB, reductions in case detection due to the COVID-19 pandemic are projected to result in increased TB transmission, morbidity and mortality. Active case-finding (ACF) for TB using community-based approaches is a potential strategy to offset reductions in TB detection by obviating the need for patients to seek care at a health facility. A number of approaches can be used to conduct TB ACF safely and screen designated target populations while managing the risks of SARS-CoV-2 transmission for st..View full abstract
The authors would like thank the Stop TB Partnership which has funded our TB active case-finding project in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, through the TB Reach funding mechanism; the Dinas Kesehatan for Yogyakarta Province and for Kota Yogyakarta and Kulon Progo Districts.