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National TB & Leprosy Program Launches ‘School Live TB Free’ Campaign at Kumi University



The National TB & Leprosy Program has officially launched the “School Live TB Free” campaign today at Kumi University, aimed at raising awareness and educating the community on tuberculosis (TB) prevention and treatment. This initiative comes as part of the ongoing efforts to combat the spread of TB and ensure a healthier future for all.

The campaign features a comprehensive suite of materials designed to guide the community on recognizing TB symptoms and taking appropriate action. These materials include posters, banners, videos, radio spots, stickers, flip charts, brochures, and talking point booklets, all tailored to disseminate critical information effectively.

Health workers, health center staff, and other community members are actively involved in the campaign, providing support and encouragement to those affected by TB. They play a crucial role in spreading awareness and educating the public on preventive measures and the importance of seeking medical advice and treatment promptly.

A key focus of the “School Live TB Free” campaign is to help people identify the signs and symptoms of TB, such as persistent cough, fever, night sweats, and weight loss. The campaign urges anyone experiencing these symptoms to seek medical advice immediately to receive timely and effective treatment.

Additionally, the campaign promotes preventive measures to curb the spread of TB. These include avoiding close contact with individuals who are sick with TB, steering clear of overcrowded places, and practicing good hygiene habits.

Speaking at the launch event, the program coordinator emphasized the importance of community involvement in the fight against TB. “By educating our community and providing the necessary resources and support, we can significantly reduce the prevalence of TB and improve public health outcomes. The ‘School Live TB Free’ campaign is a step towards a TB-free future.”

The initiative has garnered positive feedback from students and faculty members at Kumi University, who expressed their commitment to supporting the campaign and spreading the message within their communities.

The National TB & Leprosy Program continues to work tirelessly towards eradicating TB through education, awareness, and community engagement, ensuring a healthier and brighter future for all.

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