In 2017, an estimated 36% of TB cases went undiagnosed. KHANA is committed to reducing the burden of TB in Cambodia, especially given the connection between HIV and TB.
To achieve, this KHANA uses a ‘seed-and-recruit’ model of outreach, mobilising a team of local leaders and TB survivors in communities across Cambodia. These ‘recruiters’ are incentivised to identify locals at risk of, or showing signs of, tuberculosis, and refer them to the appropriate services. These ‘recruits’ can then become recruiters themselves and join our exponentially growing team.
This snowball approach is cost-effective, convenient, and allows us to reach more people than we ever could alone. In 2018 we screened 24,097 individuals and identified 1,905 cases of TB.