Through these screening visits, families with young children are taught about TB prevention and treatment, and with the consent from the parents, tests are conducted on the children, followed up with tests results and treatment management for any diagnosed cases.
The main objectives of the Qinisela campaign is to:
- Increase the number of children accessing paediatric DR TB care
- Improve quality of care of paediatric DR TB patients
- Monitor adverse events amongst children accessing care
Qinisela aims to help many young children and families to #BreatheEasy and #BeatTB, because with early prevention and treatment management, TB is curable.
The name Qinisela is derived from isiZulu meaning perseverance, which inspires one to be resilient. This is the type of encouragement AQUITY aims to instill in families with children affected by TB, to encourage them to stay the course and complete their treatments.