The campaign aims to mobilize and encourage all Community members in the Cape Metro, and foreign nationals in our Municipality to be screened/tested. It is a Month-long programme; and has support from the Health Department as well as the CaSIPO Project and HPCA. (Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa)
Although the campaign is aimed at all Community members with in the Western Cape, special attention will be paid to Children.
Transmission generally occurs indoors, in dark, poorly ventilated spaces where droplet nuclei stay airborne for a long time.TB is spread from person to person through the air. When people with pulmonary TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel TB germs into the air. A person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected.