Zahedan University of Medical Sciences launches an active Tuberculosis (TB) screening program among Afghan refugees amid COVID-19 pandemic
Zahedan University of Medical Sciences has launched an active TB screening program targeting Afghan refugees in September 2020. The program will be conducted with the participation of 92 screening teams comprising Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) along with disease prevention and control experts from Zahedan University of Medical Sciences. This national project is supported by the Global Fund TB in collaboration with Iran’s Ministry of Health and is being simultaneously implemented in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The program has been planned to be implemented during one month time, and the target group of this project is 70,000 Afghan refugees with legal residential permits.