STRENGTHENING TB SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM PDF Print E-mail

 

The Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children through National Tuberculosis and Leprosy program (NTLP) is implementing the fifth TB and Leprosy Strategic plan. One of the main strategy is strengthening of the program’s monitoring and evaluation system. To achieve this a more detailed electronic recording and reporting system has been developed in order to track program’s performance. This system has being developed by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DoCSE) of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and has successful been piloted in 20 Councils in 5 regions of Mbeya, Kilimanjaro, Pwani DSM and Dodoma. The pilot was conducted in the period of January-June 2017.

Currently the Program is in the process of rolling out of the use of the system in all regions. In this process the first step is training of the regional and district TB and Leprosy coordinators. This will be followed by training of other Councils coordinators: TBHO, MTUHA focal person and others who are expected to be the user of the system

30 Regional and 210 District Coordinators have received a training on the use of the NTLP ETL system a case based electronic system in the SHDIS2 platform. The training which was conducted at the University of Dodoma, in Dodoma region focused on the orientation to the coordinators on registration and follow up of the TB susceptible and  DRTB  cases. Other important features are the referral and outcome functionality. The training was facilitated by the contracted developers assisted by the Program’s M&E and Data management officers. The venue was selected due to its conducive environment and availability of hardware needed for the training.

The Program will start using the system in October this year and begging 2018 all reports will be extracted from it. The DTLCs will be the ones responsible to enter facility data and plans are underway to capacitate the facility with high volume and favorable ICT environment to be able to use the system as well.

 

The development of the case base system has been made possible by the University of Dar Es Salaam DHIS2 Developers who has been contracted by the Ministry through a support by the Global fund grant to support Malaria, HIV and TB. The technical support has been provided through KNCV-Challenge TB.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 17:16