About Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Project
The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Project is a World Bank (WB) funded regional project launched in 2016 with the aim of strengthening the health sector’s response to Tuberculosis and occupational lung diseases. It is implemented in four (4) Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States: Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. In partnership with the WB and Member States, the NEPAD Agency and East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) collaborate to provide technical support in project implementation in the participating countries. Globally, Tuberculosis causes more deaths than HIV/AIDS annually and it is estimated that 1.5million people died of Tuberculosis in 2014 with Africa accounting for 450,000 deaths, the second highest in the world. The Southern Africa sub-region is the epicentre with the highest Tuberculosis case rates on the
continent with elevated TB/HIV coinfection rates.