VIDEO: COVID-19 innovations from the SHOPS Plus Nigeria TB program: Optimizing TB case detection during a pandemic
On World TB Day 2021, SHOPS Plus would like to present the following short video on optimizing TB case detection during a pandemic, featuring Dr. Bolanle Olusola-Faleye, Tuberculosis Technical Director for the SHOPS Plus project in Nigeria.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the SHOPS Plus Nigeria TB program not only sustained project implementation but saw its most significant surge to date in TB case finding. In Lagos and Kano states, the program achieved this success through flexible and innovative program adaptation. For example, the SHOPS Plus TB program shifted from in-person to virtual supportive supervision and capacity building, provided infection prevention and control materials, adapted TB screening approaches using roaming screeners and digital technology, and more. Although SHOPS Plus and its provider networks faced many challenges adapting to the world's "new normal" in 2020, it has emerged more robust and even more effective at reaching those in need of TB care.