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TB Patient Education and Counseling (PEC) toolkit.

Project Description

MSF OCB has developed a number of publications and tools to assist health care workers with patient education and counseling (PEC) of those with active TB disease, whether it be drug-sensitive or drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB).  The ultimately goal is to help people adhere to their TB treatment regimens, which is especially important because adherence is one of the main determinants of the success of a TB program.

This toolkit consists of:

  • Patient Education and Counseling (PEC) guide for use with patients having active TB disease, including DR-TB, which contains important messages and adherence steps to be discussed at key moments in their follow-up.
  • Visual aids (i.e. flip charts) to facilitate communication between health care workers and patients during educational sessions.
  • A joint publication between MSF, the City of Cape Town, and the Western Cape Health Department that aims to standardize DR-TB counseling messages in South Africa, describe what counseling sessions entail, and the resources necessary to implement the counseling model.  This 7-page document is available by clicking here.

Project Details

  • Date April 18, 2014
  • Tags Patient education and counseling, TB
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