It´s Not a Simple Flu

Name of the activity: It´s Not a Simple Flu

Country/NMO: Venezuela (FEVESOCEM)

Program: Communicable Diseases

Contact information: [email protected] / +584129400210

Type of the activity: Capacity Building (Training or Workshop). Teaching and develop knowledge, skills and techniques in a particular field. While training can have any form, workshops are more formal and also include exchange of information between participants.

General description:

Virtual campaign at national level on the different types of tuberculosis and their different characteristic manifestations of each one, with the purpose of contributing to the future doctor the knowledge about the existence of this pathology and that allows him to recognize a patient with any of these pathologies, for its adequate and timely diagnosis and therapeutic behavior. Infographics will be developed that contain the concept, clinical picture, diagnosis and treatment of the following types of tuberculosis:

 Genitourinary Tuberculosis.

 Osteoarticular Tuberculosis.

 Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

 Miliary Tuberculosis.

 Peritoneal tuberculosis.

 Pleural Tuberculosis.

 Ganglionar Tuberculosis.

 Tuberculous Meningitis.

Focus area:

Prevention of Communicable Diseases | Tuberculosis

Problem statement:

Due to the higher incidence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis, there is usually more information about it, but all organs and devices can be affected by a mycobacterium. Outside the lung, sites where TB is located, in order of frequency include lymph nodes, pleura, genitourinary system, bones and joints, meninges, peritoneum and pericardium. That is why it is necessary to recognize the different clinical pictures of infection by this agent in the various systems of the human body.

Target groups:

General population, Medical students


General population, Medical students

Objectives and indicators of success:

– General Objective: Provide the future health professional with the basic knowledge so that he / she can suspect and recognize TB infection in any system that makes up the organism.

– Specific Objectives:

o Recognize extrapulmonary clinical manifestations of each type of tuberculosis.

o Determine the different diagnostic tools for each type of tuberculosis.

o Know the different therapeutic guidelines implemented for the treatment of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis.

– Success Indicators:

o Number of informative virtual campaigns published in the social networks of local societies.

o Number of infographics made by local officials.


– Establish the problem, the objectives to be addressed, the specific issues which should be developed and the group of beneficiaries.

– Development of the advertising flyer of the activity “It’s Not a Simple Flu”.

– Realization and revision of the material (infographics) prepared by the local officials that will be used for the campaign.

– Publication in the social networks of FEVESOCEM and the local societies of the different visual materials prepared on March 24th, World Tuberculosis Day.

Plans for evaluation:

The monitoring of the different activities carried out by the LOME according to what is established in the guidelines of the activity that was sent to each of them, will be done through consecutive revisions of the visual material that will be published in the different social networks, with the purpose that there is a feedback and is oriented to the local official with the necessary guidelines for the development of the activity, after that the evaluation of the activity will be done through the graphic evidence (infographics) of the different campaigns carried out by the different local societies .

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