During a mass TB screening at a busy bus terminal, over 2,000 people were screened, uncovering 22 confirmed TB cases. This demonstrates how systematic screening with the OneStopTB Mobile Clinic can enhance TB case detection. Explore the success of this approach and the recommendation for its expansion to boost TB notifications in additional locations.

  • Mass TB screening exercise at congested bus terminal.
  • Between July and October 2020, 2,005 people were screened, 307 (15.3%) were identified as presumptive TB cases, and 22 (7.1%) were confirmed to have TB. 10 (45.5%) of the 22 TB cases were biologically confirmed and 12 (54.5%) were diagnosed through chest X-rays.
  • Systematic screening using the OneStopTB Mobile Clinic can improve TB case notification.
  • Such screening exercises should be conducted routinely to further improve TB case notification and it is recommended that it be expanded into other towns

REFERENCE: The 52nd UNION conference “Mobile van TB screening at Blantyre Bus Station, Blantyre City, Malawi”,. K. E. Mkalira, Malawi National TB Control Programme