Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) for Youth is a program initiated by the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) of Government of India with a view to disseminate information and advocate universal access to Tuberculosis care with the motto, TB-free India by 2025. St. Gregorios Dayabhavan is serving this program as an implementing partner during the 3 years, 2018–2021. Several schools and colleges were enlisted to spread awareness programs
CHAI (Catholic Health Association of India)
The Global Fund, Round 9 TB Project implemented by CHAI employs advocacy, communication and social mobilization programs to highlight the disease through community meetings, school activities & competitions, sensitization programs, patient provider meetings, street plays, puppet shows, etc. Minimum 5 programs are conducted each month and the volunteers undertake 25 house-visits daily to spread awareness about TB and other pandemics.
Sputum Collection & Transportation
Under the Revised national tuberculosis control program (RNTCP), efforts are made to trace out tuberculosis patients in early stage itself and provide DOTs to them. We also undertake sputum collection and transportation scheme of the RNTCP. In a typical trace analysis, we found 58 positive diagnosis among 546 samples in a reporting year. As part of our services, we also provide X-ray diagnosis facility.
World Tuberculosis Day
On this day, Dayabhavan initiates public rally, street plays, and public gatherings with the intention of educating the society. Here, about 25000 people are indirectly involved.
Akshya Program (Doorstep)
This is carried out by door-to-door awareness visits for illustrating the consequences of Tuberculosis Disease and its cure; we reach out to about 5000 people each year.