The Axshya India TB Project is a Round 9 TB Project of Global Fund to reduce TB-related morbidity and mortality, and to accelerate progress towards achieving the targets of the Global Stop TB Strategy for 2006-2015. It`s a GFTAM Funded Project for 5 Years (April 2010 to March 2015), Covering 23 States and 374 Districts.
LEPRA` SR for 11 Districts in Madhya Pradesh with 4SSRs and 12 Districts in Odisha (Angul, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Puri, Sambalpur and Sundergarh) with 11SSRs including OVHA ( Orissa Voluntary Health Association)for Bhubaneswar and Puri Districts.
1st October April 2010 in India and the filed level activities started from October 1st October 2010.
One Programme and one Finance/Accounts provided by OVHA from existing Staff and 8 Community Volunteers for Field level activities, Tracking of Referrals, Sputum Collection and Transportation from ASHAs to DMCs etc provided by SR.
In Bhubaneswar the existing two Tuberculosis Units of RNTCP (Capital Hospital & Sahid Nagar) consisting of Nine Designated Microscopic Centers (DMCs) and 10 lakhs Population, In Puri District out of 4 TUs, One TU ` Charichhak, consisting of 5 DMCs and Gop DMC of Puri TU Targeted for Project interventions.
With Project efforts in 2 target districts of OVHA, increased awareness, TB Suspect referral and reporting at DMCs, the involvement of Primary Health Care Staff/ASHA/CBO/NGO/Cured TB Persons/TB Forums etc. Showing increasing trend in New Case detection at Target DMCs of Charichhak TU of Puri and some parts of Bhubaneswar.
The Project will continue with same track of activities with special attention on identification, referral of TB Suspects, detection of new TB cases, tracking of referrals, strengthening of District level TB Forums, the involvement of Health Providers, ASHA/AWW/RHCP with required political and administrative commitment.