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

STUDY SITE: Ca Mau province


PROJECTOR IMPLEMENTERS: 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 tuberculosis 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

OUTCOMES: Analysis of this study is currently underway.