........................by Tommy Esau, Baru Conservation Alliance
How do we ensure our local and remote people get access to basic health service and their voices are heard?
Baru Conservation Alliance is stepping up with our TB Rangers to address the challenge drawing on the concept of One Health, that is healthy environment = healthy people.
On April 27-29,2021 BCA had a successful three-day evaluation and planning workshop for our TB Ranger program. Twenty-one participants, including our local rangers, tribal leaders and our key partners from local, provincial, national our international partners connected in person at the Baru headquarters in Auki, Malaita and via Zoom.
It was inspiring to hear the successful stories of the rangers, their challenges and planed next steps. New networks were established and new ways of teaming up together to fight the giant TB in the remote mountains in Malaita were established.
Continuing our partnerships is crucial to contributing our part in "finding the missing millions"*, that is the many people living with TB who are not yet diagnosed. We need to do this work by using culturally appropriate systems to fit local people on the ground.
For more information, please email Tommy Esau,Director Baru Conservation Alliance: firstname.lastname@example.org
*You can read more about finding the global TB 'missing millions' here: https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/12/e003835.long