This document summarizes a Population Council operations research project undertaken in collaboration with the Kenya Ministry of Health to develop and pilot-test an intervention to improve TB screening, case detection, treatment, and care among postnatal clients. The intervention demonstrated that it is feasible to use postnatal care services as a platform to increase TB screening and case detection. Training providers, giving them job-aids, and strengthening client flow within the facility also improved the overall quality of care that the clients received. The actual number of cases of TB detected was extremely low, however; thus the report recommends that the Ministry of Health and stakeholders in TB control use these findings to explore whether linking TB services with reproductive health services is necessary before full scale‐up of this and similar interventions.
"Training service providers increases TB screening in postnatal care," APHIA II Operations Research Project in Kenya OR Summary. Nairobi: Population Council, 2010.
AIDS, Population, and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA II) Operations Research Project