Communication for behaviour change in TB control: from national strategy to local interventions

Since 2013, CPSS has been implementing the “Communication for behaviour change in TB control: from national strategy to local interventions” project.

Through this project, CPSS has been aiming to ensure the anti-TB protection of the poor and vulnerable population by delivering targeted education and behavior-change interventions.

The main objective of the project is the reduction in TB transmission rates among poor and vulnerable population groups, their families and communities, through information, education and communication interventions tailored to induce an adequate behavior towards the prevention and treatment of TB.

  

Photos from the project activities

For the January-December 2013 period, the project results include:

  • The organization of 58 information caravans in 15 counties (Alba, Arad, Bihor, Braşov, Călăraşi, Caraş Severin, Constanţa, Dolj, Hunedoara, Ialomiţa, Iaşi, Olt, Teleorman, Timiş, Tulcea), by which 5.767 persons from vulnerable groups (including the Roma population) were informed. The information caravans were conducted during April-December 2013.
  • The development and distribution of promotional materials for the caravans, as follows: 5.300 leaflets, 1.590 T-shirts, 212 rucsaks, 424 hats, 20 copies of the educational movie “The Aventures of the Koch bacil.”

Until the end of the project, 32 more caravans are planned, reaching 3.833 informed persons.

The project is being implemented in the January 2013-Septembrie 2014 period, and the financing is provided by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Fondul Global de Luptă Împotriva HIV/SIDA, Tuberculozei şi Malariei) through the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation.