Tuberculosis Situation in Senegal
Despite the encouraging results obtained by the national TB program, some major challenges remain to be overcome in the areas of TB diagnosis, TB/HIV co-infection management, child TB transmission control, control of nosocomial TB infection, lack of qualified personnel, and full involvement of traditional healers, policy makers and the private sector. This will be achieved through the implementation of the national strategic plan, mainly by reaching a detection rate of at least 70% and a treatment success rate of at least 85% by 2015. Achieving the above will lead to a reduction in morbidity and mortality due to tuberculosis in line with the objectives of the Stop TB Partnership and the Millennium Development Goals (MDG 6 target 6c).
|Total population (in 1000s)||13,726||2012|
|Nursing and midwifery personnel (number)||5,254||2000-2010|
|Infant mortality per 1000 live births||50||2010|
|Under 5 mortality rate per 1000 live births||60||2012|
|Total health expenditure per capita (USD)||118||2011|
|ODA committed in health sector (USD million)||82||2009|
|TB prevalence, all forms||67,000||2010|
|TB mortality, all forms excluding HIV||7,700||2010|
|New smear-positive TB cases detected and treated||33,000||2013|
The Takeda Initiative supports various approaches based on this national program, such as provision of treatment, promotion of medical checkups, reinforcement of healthcare networks, monitoring of implementation, development of assessment systems, and awareness-raising activities. Development of human resources includes tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment training for pediatricians and training for microscope technicians.
(※)DOTS(Directly Observed Therapy Short-course)
|Indicator (Increases over same period the previous year)||Apr 2012 to Jun 2012||Apr 2013 to Jun 2013||Difference|
|# of TB cases, all forms, notified||6,242||6,530||288|
|# of new smear positive pulmonary TB notified each year||3,997||4,305||308|
|# of pediatricians trained in TB diagnosis and treatment||93||120||27|
|# of TB cases in children under 15 (all forms) notified for treatment||368||329||-39|
|# of new smear positive pulmonary TB patients successfully treated||2897||3467||570|
|# of prisoners trained/ re-trained as Peer Educator in Behavior Change and Communication||6612||8634||2022|
|# of medical doctors/ pharmacists from para-public and private sector trained in DOTS strategy||184||184||0|
Cited from the 2013 report by the Global Fund.
*Support to Senegal is now directed to Kenya since 2014