Social Medicine Approach in the Management of Lung Tuberculosis (TB) in North Aceh Regency: Role of Government and Non-Governmental Organization

Cut Khairunnisa, Albiner Siagian, Fazidah Aguslina Siregar, Fikarwin Zuska, Yuziani .


The Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course (DOTS) strategy has been proven effective in controlling tuberculosis (TB); nevertheless, TB's community burden is still very high. This study aims to determine the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), health cadre, and health workers in the North Aceh Regency in overcoming TB. This study used qualitative research methods. The results showed a reasonably synergistic collaboration between NGOs, health cadres, and health personnel in the TB control program. In general, the TB control programs are inclined with national programs such as TOSS TB (Find Treat and Cure TB), implementing DOTS strategy, counseling to prevent TB transmission, and nutrition monitoring. However, the targets of each program have not been fully achieved. This study found several obstacles in the field, such as the lack of program implementation funds, the increasing number of MDR-TB cases, and TB co-infection diseases.

Keywords: Tuberculosis, NGOs, health cadres, health personnel

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/95-07

Publication date: November 30th 2021

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