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Health stakeholders from Kenya, South Sudan discuss TB interventions

Health Representatives from Kenya, Lokichoggio Sub-county, and South Sudan’s Kapoeta State convened at Lokichogio to discuss enhancing TB services at their respective cross-border facilities.

The sustainability of the programme dominated the inter-country collaboration meeting, supported by the IGAD Health and Social Development Division, the Ministry of Health in both Kenya and South Sudan.

The meeting emphasised the need to strengthen referral systems between the two countries and reopen the Nadapal health facility.

Additionally, there was a call to lobby national and county governments to allocate funds for cross-border TB activities and conduct partner mapping of organisations working with refugees for resource mobilisation.

During the development of the joint work plan, the teams shared best practices in disease surveillance, utilisation of community services, and active case-finding approaches with a particular focus on pastoralists along the borders.

Partner representatives from the International Rescue Committee and the Kenya Red Cross were also in attendance.

By Peter Gitonga

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