Tuberculosis is an uncommon cause of fever, weight loss, and lymphadenopathy, of unknown origin, usually located in the lungs or anywhere in the body. Its diagnosis is based on histopathological findings, since it is multidrug-resistant tuberculosis that has developed mostly in areas with a high level of poverty and in the third world nations, attacking over eight million people in the world and over four thousand people dying every day. Most of the people who are affected are those who come from areas where there are so many infected people. This disease can be prevented by doing a lot of testing, if tested positive, having the right treatment and later complying with the doctor’s instructions. Initially people were treated with antitubercular drugs initially and then steroid was added when he had persistent symptoms and he responded well to this medicine and got healed.

Desired goals to be reached

Most health organizations aims at Promoting health and prevention of TB,maintaining quality life by relieving symptoms, pain and suffering and hence establishing the cure for the disease. It aims at preventing deaths and instead improving the health status of the sick. Educating and counseling patients and the community on how to handle the disease is also organized. No harm should be done to the patient at all and if the worst happens then the nurses should assist in peaceful death.

Group members

The KNCV foundation has found out that the fight against TB can only be worn when the community at large is involved, the patient, their families and the government and all the supporting organizations either to give financial supports or moral support.

Role of key players

Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate

The key players are supposed to make sure that they plan when to go out to the community at large and educate them, organize several seminars, creating awareness to the public and early identification of the disease.

Communication

This includes TB awareness interventions, which includes creating IEC materials like posters and reflects, to the general public and later on taking assessments, pre-testing and evaluating the effectiveness or impacts of giving this information to the public.

Knowledge management

The TB organizations available in every country should collect data on the response of the awareness created by health organizations and mostly community based organizations. The world heath organization has given out results of the areas mostly affected by TB whereby foundations like the KNCV tuberculosis foundation is very committed to changing the lives of these people who live in third worlds where poverty is very high by building partnerships, and having patient centered approaches .improving access to quality health services and removing all barriers that may be present. it also links new technologies to patients, It also educates the people on TB health matters it also supports and encourages other stakeholders to fight against this deadly disease.KNCV also conducts major studies showing and demonstrating clearly the effect of TB on the whole economy and discusses the long journey of treatment, how costly it is to receive adequate treatment and clear diagnosis. and also time consuming. The stake holders may include the large FBO’s that have large networks and receive support from GTAFM and USAID (CEPAT).

Principles

Social justice/Equity

This calls for equal distribution of resources in all areas whereby all people understand that everybody is equal. Conclusion is that all resources should be equally distributed to avoid areas with extreme poverty that contributes to spread of TB, and its infection. All people with TB should not be discriminated, they should will receive equal share of resources with the ones who are not infected.

Solidarity

Th          This involves a situation where the financially strong organization share the risks of controlling the spread of TB wi  w         the smaller organizations like the community based that are able to reach the larger community. Insurance pooling  p         can be very beneficial in this case to stop the spread of the disease. To conclude, when there is total financial support th           the work of educating the public about TB by smaller organizations will be easy.

Common good

It is very important for everyone to think about ways of eliminating disease causing microorganisms in the presence of people for the common good of everyone at large, how to prevent its spread and how the communities should respond to it. Conclusion is that, everybody will be aware of the causes and it will be the responsibility of everyone to take care of the other to have a TB free environment.

Reciprocity

This principle states that the government should think of ways of rewarding the health workers who put their lives at risks of being infected while treating those suffering from TB by providing protective clothes and equipment to avoid being infected. Conclusion is that, when the government focuses on ways of managing TB, everybody will feel encouraged and since it will establish the policies to be followed then the organization will have an easier work to communicate to the general public about it.

.Decision

The medical indicators and goals in pediatrics should be reviewed so that they are able to give the correct results either of an adult or an infant, it minimizes the risks of giving the wrong medicine to the patients or even prescribing the wrong dosage which if not well taken care of it causes deaths. the goals should be well stated so that the officers are reminded all the time they access it.

Plan

The plan would be to involve the government so that it will give enough and sufficient finances to meet all the set goals, it will also have some personnel who are going to closely monitor whether the policies are being met. The government is also responsible for hiring employees in this sector to ease the work.

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