Zambia Tuberculosis and Leprosy Trust

Help teach 1,000 Zambians about T.B
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About

Zambia Tuberculosis and Leprosy Trust (ZATULET) runs an integrated programmes. It is a registered None Profit Making Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) in the health sector whose main aim is to supplement government efforts in the fight against tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and leprosy in the country.  

ZATULET was registered in 1998 with the Registrar of Societies as provided for in CAP 119 of the Laws of Zambia. It is also registered with the Medical Council of Zambia to run a comprehensive community health services .  The establishment of ZATULET was out of the concern by the founders on the high prevalence of TB, HIV/AIDS and pockets of leprosy cases in the community with minimal immediate solutions being provided for by existing health service providers.  Registration with the Medical Council of Zambia allows ZATULET to screen TB suspects, HIV Clients and other diseases in addition to those referred to ZATULET by other clinics and the community.

ZATULET has 12 project sites located in 5 Provinces of Zambia, i.e Lusaka, Central, Southern, Eastern and  Western Provinces. Currently at its Community Clinic ZATULET has 300 HIV/AIDS clients on ARVs and 84 TB patients on TB treatment.

Our Strategic Objective

  • To improve access to quality TB screening, diagnostic and treatment facilities
  • To improve access to quality VCT and ART facilities
  • To promote and improve the integration of TB control into other health systems such as antenatal, mother child health etc and development responses
  • To increase Leprosy intensive case-finding in farming blocks and other possible areas
  • To improve access to community based care and support to maximise cure and completion rates among TB patients
  • To increase TB/HIV knowledge and skills of Volunteers and health workers in order to provide high quality health services

GOAL

We believe the strategic objectives will stop vulnerable people in Zambian slums dying from TB and HIV related illnesses by improving their access to information, screening, diagnosis, treatment, care and support

CHALLENGES

  • Inadequate funding to pay staff is the biggest challenge currently
  • Inadequate running cost (Core cost)
  • Inadequate operational funds especially since the cancellation of Global Funds

IMMEDIATE PLANS

  • Resource Mobilisation: - To work hard to mobilise funds
  • OVC Programme:- To strengthen the OVC programmes
  • Preventing TB/HIV/AIDS  among women and girls
  • Find TB, Treat TB Programme: To implement the programme, in city and rural town slums and among street children