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"Stop TB In My Lifetime": SUSTAIN Commemorates World Tuberculosis Day in Masaka District


a lab tech at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital examines sputum samples on World TB DayA lab tech at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital examines sputum samples 

The USAID-funded SUSTAIN project participated  in this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day National commemorative event.   The theme for this year’s event was “Call for a World Free of TB” and used the promotional slogan “Stop TB in my Lifetime”.

During the one-day event held in the Masaka District of Central Uganda, SUSTAIN showcased their TB prevention interventions currently under way in 16 hospitals countrywide. Three staff from SUSTAIN-supported hospitals that were previously recognized for their exemplary leadership for TB care were invited to participate in the event. 

A poster highlighting their work in Mubende, Lira and Mbale Regional Referral Hospitals (RRH) was displayed and they were introduced to the Ministry of Health Leadership. The project also facilitated health workers from Masaka RRH to exhibit their work and to conduct TB screening and testing activities.