Celebration time🍾 🎉. We made it. USAID TB LON Project Region 1 and 2. Congrats to the KNCV Family and we are grateful to the American People. With the funding from USAID, KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria will be supporting comprehensive TB treatment and care across 14 states in Nigeria for a 5 year period 2020 to 2025.
USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project
The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to 437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;
- Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
- Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
- ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
- Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation
KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.
The WASP Project
The WASP project is a USAID funded project through a cooperative agreement with Abt Associates/SHOPS Plus and implemented by KNCV Nigeria. In line with the National Strategic Plan for TB Control 2015-2020 the WASP project targets to increase Drug Susceptible and Drug Resistant Tuberculosis case detection in 14 high TB burden states by improving universal access to TB diagnosis and treatment through 4 strategic intervention areas
• Wellness on Wheels – Mobile Diagnostic Units/trucks in Kano state
• Ad-hoc staff for high-burden GeneXpert sites in 13 states
• Surge Initiative in 9 states
• Programmatic Management of Drug-resistant TB (PMDT) in 12 states
The WASP project represents a significant blend of proven high yielding interventions for TB case finding deploying a right mix of facility, community and health systems strategies implemented by a select team of highly skilled and motivated professionals. The duration of the project is one year.