Why is TB preventive therapy (TPT) important in your community?
People living with HIV (PLHIV) are at high risk of getting infected with tuberculosis (TB). It is
therefore important to offer TB preventive therapy before they develop active TB, which can be
expensive to treat.
Can you describe the major goals of your IMPAACT4TB advocacy project? How will your work advance access to TB preventative therapy in your country?
To ensure enhanced, equitable, and sustainable access to short-course TPT regimens for PLHIV and
children under five, we will create both demand and treatment literacy.
What gaps do you think are important to address?
Supply chain management must be addressed so when demand is created at the community level, the recipients of care are able to consistently access their medicines. We also need to strengthen
treatment literacy among care recipients.
What does it mean for you to be an IMPAACT4TB grantee?
Our capacity for advocacy in relation to access to shorter TPT regimens will be enhanced as
a direct result of the training provided to grantees under this grant.