In 2016, there were a total 75,894 TB cases notified, 6,652 (8.7%) of whom were children. Great strides have been made in TB management in Kenya including being the first country to nationally roll out child-friendly TB formulations.
However, children remain one of the most vulnerable populations within the global TB epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 10-15% of total cases notified should be children; hence Kenya must improve efforts to find children with TB.
FIKIA is a 14-month project funded by TB REACH to increase case finding among children across health facilities in Nairobi, Machakos, Makueni, Mombasa, Kirinyaga, Garissa, Meru, Siaya, Homabay and Kericho counties respectively.
This work is carried out by CHS in partnership with the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Disease Program (NTLD-Program).
FIKIA Project is supported by Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative funded by the Government of Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.