This course aims to support integrating TB, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes services at primary care level to intensify case detection and ensure progression to specialized services for timely diagnosis and care.
The course aims to equip participants with knowledge, skills, and attitudes to:
- Describe the interactions between TB, HIV, and DM
- List the risk factors for TB-DM co-morbidities
- Explain the rational for integrated approaches in TB-DM screening
- Outline strategies for screening and diagnosis of TB in patients with diabetes and vice-versa and demonstrate the readiness for their application in daily practice
- Understand the key actions for combined management of TB-DM (referral, monitoring, treatment administration and health education for TB-DM patients)
- Counsel patients living with diabetes on the importance of early TB diagnosis and vice versa
This course addresses the following key questions that will help you to understand:
- What is TB? How TB is diagnosed and treated?
- What is diabetes? How diabetes is diagnosed and treated?
- How do TB and diabetes affect each other
- Why is it so important to look for diabetes in patients with TB and TB&HIV co-infection and vice versa
- What is the role of community health workers in early detection of TB among patients living with diabetes and diabetes among patients with TB and TB-HIV