The Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation (RAA) renovates a group of annexes belonging to the Leamna Pneumoftiziology Hospital (county of Dolj) to turn them into a medical unit for the care of patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.

The project addresses the needs of these patients at high risk of treatment, abandonment and death, and it is funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

RAA started the works at the end of August and the pictures below show the annexed buildings before the renovation works (photo 1) and the yard’s evolution over the past two months (photo 2-5).

Approximately 500 people with treatment-resistant tuberculosis are diagnosed annually in Romania, requiring hospitalization during the diagnosis and treatment phases. The Romanian Government committed in 2015, through the National Strategy for Tuberculosis Control, the renovation of two such TB units for the MDR TB patients who are at a high risk of non-adherence, abandonment and death.

We estimate that by March next year, we will be able to provide the National Program for Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis and the medical staff at Leamna Hospital, a new TB care unit to provide optimal conditions for the hospitalization of most vulnerable MDR TB patients.

 

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