In collaboration with DOH, the Health Care workers conduct home visits to ensure that patients comply to their treatments and management of the desease such as regular sputum tests. All TB patients are tested for HIV. Mpilonhle supports an average of 1000 TB patients, and 300 DR TB patients per year.
All family members and community members who are in close contact with TB patients - especially Drug Resistenant (DR) TB - are regulary screened for the disease. TB suspects are referred to the local clinics for further testing and care with follow-up services of the Mpilonhle Health Care Worker.
This project works with very close collaboration with the Department of Health. Awareness Campaings and Community Dialogues on TB and HIV are jointly conducted on a regular basis with the community.