Virtual TB OPD in collaboration with DAHW, Germany
With the increasing trend of Coronavirus cases in Pakistan and keeping in view social distancing measures, MALC has started virtual OPD services for people affected by TB, in order to reduce transmission among health workers and community members, while ensuring people affected by TB receive continuous treatment during the pandemic. People who have TB are usually more vulnerable to other infections including the novel Coronavirus due to pre-existing lung damage. They are at a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19. TB claims over 70,000 lives every year in Pakistan. Last year MALC treated nearly 9,000 people affected with TB. Together, we can end TB.