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FREE TB SCREENING IN BULAWAYO METROPOLITAN PROVINCE

The Ministry of Health and Child Care, National TB Control Program in collaboration with Bulawayo City Health Department will be conducting Targeted Screening for Active TB (Tas4TB) in Bulawayo City from the 1st to the 10th of November 2021. A mobile X-ray truck will be onsite on the listed days.

The following risk groups are encouraged to visit the nearest screening site as per schedule to get screened for TB:

  • Health Care Workers
  • People living with HIV
  • Diabetic Patients
  • Miners and ex-miners (formal or artisanal and small scale)
  • Ex-prisoners Prisoners
  • Prison workers
  • Malnourished children
  • Those who have lived with or worked with someone who has TB
  • Elderly people above the age of 65
  • People living in congregate settings (compounds, informal settlements, crowded areas)
  • If you have one or more of the following symptoms: night sweats, weight loss, cough of more than a week or cough of any duration if you are living with HIV, coughing up blood, chest pains

We will only be offering TB screening and related services Screening, Testing and Treatment for TB is free of charge

Time : 0800hrs to 1500hrs

DATE NAME OF SITE SUPPORTING HEALTH FACILTY DISTRICT
1/11/21 Robert Sinyoka Pumula Emakhandeni
2/11/21 Pumula Old Shops Pumula Emakhandeni
3/11/21 Ngozi Mine Emakhandeni Emakhandeni
4/11/21 Magwegwe Magwegwe Emakhandeni
5/11/21 Esigodweni Cowdray Park Emakhandeni
6/11/21 Empompini Cowdray Park Emakhandeni
7/11/21 Roman Catholic Cowdray Park Emakhandeni
8/11/21 Focus Cowdray Park Emakhandeni
9/11/21 Efusini Mzilikazi Northern Suburbs
10/11/21 Killarney Squatter Camp Princess Margret Rose Northern Suburbs

NB: All COVID-19 regulations will be observed during screening and testing. We will be expected to wear face masks and practice social distancing.

For more information, please contact your nearest health facility or any of the following focal persons:

NAME OF PERSON DESIGNATION ORGANISATION CONTACT
Dr Ngwenya Mx TAS4TB Technical Lead MOHCC (NTP) 0774133422
Mrs Banana C Deputy Chief Director Nursing Bulawayo City 0772424333
Mrs Siziba T Senior HPO Bulawayo City 0778482394
Mr Dzamaema R HPO Bulawayo City 0773511455

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