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About Caritas Cambodia
Caritas Cambodia is an official social development arm of the Catholic Church in Cambodia. It has been built on the values of Love, Concern, Justice, Peace Unity, Sharing and brotherhood. It draws inspiration from the Gospel and aims at integral development of people irrespective of race and creed. Hence the objectives of Caritas Cambodia specifically include the following.

To promote and strengthen activities that are aimed at the integral development of communities particularly to help in Sustainable Agriculture, empowerment program, economic program, Welfare program,
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Inmates’ registration by the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) staff at Steung Treng prison
Caritas Cambodia’s Comprehensive Prison Health Care Program in Siem Reap in cooperation with the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT), General Department of Prison (GDoP), Provincial Health Department (PHD) and Prison Department has conducted Tuberculosis (TB) screening for a total of 2,520 prisoners in 5 prisons of Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, Preah Vihear, Stung Treng and Rattanakiri from 08 September –06 November 2015.
The Active Case Finding (ACF) for prisoners is strongly recommended by CENAT to diagnose TB early and so, prevent TB spreading in closed settings.  According to the ACF, the B prevalence in prison is much higher than among the other communities due to the prisons overcrowding, poor hygiene and low food intake.
The CENAT staff was divided into 5 groups, doing registration, interview, smears checking, Gene expert and X-rays taking. One staff from the general department of Prisons (GDoP) in charge of the health sector came to facilitate the networking with the Provincial Health Department and Prison Director to ensure that all inmates will get the TB screening.  Then, 3 staffs from Provincial Health Department (PHD)-TB and Operational District (OD)-TB and Health Center (HC) supervised the TB registration, treatment prescribed and drug provision.

3 Health Post staffs facilitated inmates to proceed to X-ray, registration and they will continue to educate the TB diagnosed on correct drug use. Caritas staff monitored all the activities to ensure that all inmates got TB X-ray, received treatment correctly and got food support provided by Caritas if diagnosed TB.

A total of 2693 people including prisoners and security guard got screened for TB through X-ray and smear checking with gene expert.
X-ray activity and meeting with prisoner in Steung Treng prison
40 TB cases have been identified. After TB screening completed, the prison health post staffs request the TB drugs from the responsible Health center and the health post staffs distribute the drugs daily and are the ‘DOTS watchers” to ensure that the new TB patient takes correctly his/her medicines especially during the first 2 months treatment when the drugs may cause serious side-effects. As per the NCHADS and CENAT’s policy, all 40 TB patients got tested for HIV and only one result came HIV positive. The 16 TB with BK +, which mean that their sputum are contagious, have been separated from their roommates and joined the isolation room for infectious disease and this for the first 2 months attack therapy.
The 40 TB patients received education regarding their disease and learned how to take their medications properly and daily even though when side-effects occur. The 40 inmates diagnosed with TB got food support for the first 2 months from Caritas, as it is very important to eat when taking TB medications to avoid drugs side-effects. The monthly individual food ration comprised 15kg of rice, 15 cans of fish and 30 soymilk boxes. This activity went very smoothly due to the good cooperation of all!
Food distribution to new diagnosed TB at Siem Reap prison
Result from the Active Case Finding, 08 September -06 November 2015


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