Health club Stop Tuberculosis – ABEM Burundi

Name of the activity: Health club Stop Tuberculosis

Country/NMO: ABEM Burundi

Program: Communicable Diseases

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: Continuous Activity

Category: Education

Focus area: Prevention of Communicable Diseases | Tuberculosis

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: 

Problem statement:

Burundi has nearly 8,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year, which makes it an endemic disease in the region. There is a TB-related mortality rate of 22.0 per 100,000 people in 2020. To help reduce this outbreak of TB transmission, ABEM through SCOPH Burundi has organized health clubs on TB. We worked in 2 residential secondary establishments where the risk of transmission is high.

Target groups:

  • General population
  • Other Students
  • Youth


  • Other Students
  • Youth


1st objective is to contribute to reducing the incidence of tuberculosis in boarding schools in Burundi 2nd objective is to educate young people in order to adopt healthy behavior in their school environment 3rd objective is to go through young students to convey the message of the fight against tuberculosis to those around them The 4th objective is to strengthen the knowledge of students in boarding schools about tuberculosis: risk factors, what to do when faced with a suspected case of tuberculosis.

Indicators of Success:

1st objective: 80% of the students have correctly answered the questions on the risk factors and the means of transmission of tuberculosis

2nd objective: The students have understood the merits of cough hygiene through the answers given to the questions

Objective 3: All students were given leaflets on which are written the means of prevention, risk factors and clinical signs of tuberculosis to take home

4th objective: 40 students from each of the 2 schools received prizes for having correctly answered questions relating to tuberculosis


Our activity was spread over 4 successive Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in 2 secondary schools with a boarding system with 4 facilitators for each of the schools, coming from the Faculty of Medicine of Bujumbura. The 1st Friday: we talked about general knowledge about tuberculosis, pathogen, mode of transmission, cases of tuberculosis in Burundi

2nd Friday: we talked about risk factors, means of prevention, treatment of tuberculosis

3rd Friday: was dedicated to small working groups using the Carousel method to assess their gain in knowledge of TB and handouts related to TB were awarded

4th Friday: Game session questions and answers on the subjects seen together.

Plans for evaluation:

A series of questions on the subjects seen during the 4 Fridays and sketches prepared by the students themselves all around tuberculosis are planned. 40 prizes were awarded to students who responded well and performed well in their sketches..

External collaborations:

Action Damien : grant ; Ministry of Health : sponsorship ; National Integrated Leprosy and Tuberculosis Control Program : sponsorship

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