|Dr. Sylvie Kwedi Nolna
||University of Yaoundé I
to determine the effect of a structured integration scheme of IHPs into the NTCP practices on TB case detection of three cities: Douala, Ebolowa and Bafoussam and to provide evidence of cases missed by the NTCP in the populous neighborhood of these cities while asessing TB-HIV co-infected patients’ health-seeking behavior
Informal Healthcare providers in Douala, Ebolowa and Bafoussam
Informal Health care providers
1. Determine if the number of TB suspects referred and handled by the applicable Basic Management and Treatment Units (BMU) increases after a formal training of IHP in their vicinities in 12 months observation period in the 3 cities
2. Determine the prevalence of TB and TB-HIV in patients visiting the IHPs
3. Determine socioeconomic, psychological, and sociocultural factors that can potentially influence therapeutic compliance for TB/HIV co-infected patients in the study population.