Reducing the prevalence of tuberculosis in a highly endemic setting by community-wide active case finding


STUDY SITES: Ca Mau province

TIMELINE: 2013 –2019

PROJECTOR IMPLEMENTOR: National Lung Hospital / National TB Program

FUNDED BY: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

CORE STAKEHOLDER: Ca Mau Center for Social Disease Prevention

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of community-wide screening for TB using the Xpert MTB/RIF platform annually for four years, compared with usual TB control practices, on the TB prevalence in a rural province of Vietnam.

This study was registered as a clinical trial under number: ACTRN12614000372684