a) Founded in 1933 NATBA (Natal Anti-Tuberculosis Association), focused for 44 years around the Doris Goodwin Hospital for TB opened in 1961
b) In 2005 the Health Dept. took over the hospital and 4 TB centres in KZN
c) Management Change - NATBA focus and capacity changed resulting in a significant donation
d) NATBA had done its homework in selecting the Pietermaritzburg & District Community Chest
e) Opportunity - Pietermaritzburg NATBA signed an MOU with PMB CC 26th Apr 2010
2. Red Cross
a) South African Red Cross Society, SARCS (Kwazulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg Branch submitted a funding proposal.
b) Following research SARCS was selected as the primary funded partner. Msunduzi (local) Municipality Health Dept. – secondary non-funded partner.
c) cMOU between Pietermaritzburg (PMB) & District Community Chest and SARCS signed 12th Apr 2011
a) Project Funding of R1.4m was approved, payable quarterly, over three years 2011-2014.
b) Program in PMB Northern suburbs ( 5 areas) – Ezinketheni 995 households, Swapo A 670 households, Swapo B 550 households, Copesville 1000 households, Haniville 800 households. Total: 4,015 households.
c) Up to 20 volunteers for 226 clients
d) Training – 300 people in households listened to TB talks
e) Education – 400 TB IEC materials distributed to Communities
f) Lotto application for further funding of R1.3m submitted in Mar’11 – application unsuccessful
2. Project Execution
a) Direct Observe Treatment Short-course (DOTS) every weekday for 6 months
b) Teaching primary care-givers – basic nursing, emergency measures, medication supervision
c) Emergency relief through food parcels
d) Facilitating referrals to clinics and hospitals
e) Promotion of hygiene, nutrition and infection control - home
f) Counseling, emotional & spiritual support to client & family
g) Facilitating the process of receiving Government grants
h) Support establishment of small home food gardens – nutrition
i) Networking w/other service providers. Forming TB support groups
3. Measure and Evaluate
a) Project was rolled out 1st March 2011
b) Quarterly Reporting from SARCS to PMBCC
c) Project is small but successful
d) Local Msunduzi Municipality & District Municipality (7 Municipalities) want to expand the project
More funding = more stipended volunteers = more community impact = higher cure rate and lower incidence rate.