Samagra project of PSI-USAID aims to improve access to affordable, quality health services in the urban areas through enabling good governance and addressing barriers related to social determinants of health. It talks about increase in case detection of TB & MDR cases (MCH, FP & Immunization). The emphasis is on uninterrupted supply of essential health care services, despite the devastating impact of COVID-19 and strengthening of health delivery system, especially urban health centers and facilities.
MPVHA project has been designed to address the demand side, supply side and services needed to fill the gap in order to achieve the results and outcomes of the Samagra project with special emphasis on increased case detection of TB & MDR TB with treatment adherence. The project addresses the issues related to strengthening of urban health centers/facilities in collaboration with local bodies, administrations and department of health, Government of MP.
Activities include community awareness, one to house contact, IEC support, Sputum collection and transportation to government facilities for testing, x-rays, referrals, use of CBNATT, registration in NIKSHAY, availability of prescription based drugs, counseling, ensure treatment completion or adherence, identification of MDR-TB cases, linkages with the government schemes, strengthening of Urban Health Centers/Facilities, liaison, networking, facilitation and capacity building.
The project is implemented in 150 urban slums of Indore municipal area, addressing TB control along with COVID prevention.