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Uganda To Expand Program Using Private Clinics To Better Detect, Diagnose TB Patients

The Guardian: Uganda to expand successful Kampala scheme in battle against tuberculosis
“…So when representatives from the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease approached [Dr. Kasauli Mahmoud Zinda] in 2011 to join a new initiative that would equip Pillars [Medical Centre] to test for and treat TB, ‘it looked like it was a dream,’ he said. The initiative — the Slum Partnerships to Actively Respond to Tuberculosis in Kampala (Spark-TB) — recognized that Uganda, one of the world’s 22 high-burden TB countries, needed new approaches to reach probable patients…” (Green, 3/24).

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