Enrollment in the SeroSelectTB field evaluations commenced at the Kinbaba health post, Bahirdar Zuria District, on October 7, 2022. The SeroSelectTB test was performed by the Health Extension Worker (HEW) at the health post, and the participant was thereafter sent to the Kinbaba health center to complete the eCRF and for confirmatory testing.
The AHRI-SeroSelectTB team initiated the project implementation in collaboration with zonal and district TB focal persons, and a kick-off meeting was held with heads of the district health offices from all study sites. Training was provided to healthcare workers at the health posts and health centers in Bahirdar Zuria district, and a community engagement meeting was held for community representatives.
On-job training for HEWs continues at other health posts in the district. The major challenges being faced include high workload for HEWs, sample transport, and internet connection.
Congratulations to the team at AHRI