Piloting an 'Employer-led model' for TB care and treatment
Tea gardens/estates in Dibrugarh & Tinsukia districts of Assam
Resource Group for Education & Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) is implementing a TB Call to Action (TBC2A) in 6 states.
The Employer led Model (ELM) has been a successful program by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), for engaging and mobilising the private sector industry and Public sector undertakings for HIV prevention and care.
HABF technical consultants were engaged in supporting the pilot implementation of an Employer led Model (ELM) in Assam and a couple of other states for TB care and treatment. The HIV program was revised and and replicated for TB care and treatment. This program has facilitated TB services to reach the un-reached communities in remote locations with improved case detection and treatment.
To advocate and prepare the Tea Garden industry owners and managers for ensuring TB care and treatment services for their local employees & Tea tribe communities
- Tea tribe community working in the tea gardens
- Other contract workers and their families
- Around 40 tea gardens enrolled in the program for TB care and treatment services
- Improved awareness and case detection through Active case finding camps
- Improved community engagement and involvement of TB champions from within the TB affected communities
- Better reporting of TB and enrollment for treatment and other government benefit schemes for TB
- Improved awareness among managers and owners for a TB workplace policy