SETTING: Nepal. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of community mobilization and health worker training on tuberculosis (TB) health services utilization. DESIGN: Questionnaire. METHODS: The Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Nepal Ministry of Health launched a set of interventions to increase awareness and availability of treatment at government facilities. In 2001 and 2003, a questionnaire was administered to TB patients. RESULTS: In 2001-2002, 77.3% of women and 80.0% of men with TB symptoms consulted at government facilities, compared to 30% of men and 32% of women in 1997-1999. CONCLUSION: In the absence of any secular causes, this change can be attributed to the increasing community awareness of availability and quality of DOTS.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Infectious Diseases