To commemorate World TB Day this year, AFIDEP interviewed TB experts in Malawi at the National TB Control Programme. The interview sheds light on critical components of TB control in Malawi, including the need to focus on the most high-risk and vulnerable populations such as miners, the urban poor and HIV positive individuals. In addition, the interviews call for addressing key gaps in Malawi’s TB control including increased testing with improved diagnostic tools. In this video National TB Control Programme Malawi, Deputy Programme Manager, Isaias Dambe and National TB Control Programme Malawi, Chief Medical Officer, Care and Treatment Officer, Kuzani Mbendera discuss critical components of TB control in Malawi among the high-risk population that are miners, the urban poor and HIV positive individuals.
This work is part of the International Multidisciplinary Programme to Address Lung Health and TB in Africa (IMPALA), a four-year collaborative programme funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) (IMPALA, grant reference 16/136/35) using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the UK Department of Health and Social Care.