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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.

Learning Objectives:

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

Course Outline:

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


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