Lizo Nobanda MDR-TB Treatment Centre
Lizo Nobanda is a ten-patient unit which provides care for MDR-TB patients. The Lizo Nobanda project is managed by St Luke’s Combined Hospices and funded by the Western Cape Department of Health. The Lizo Nobanda ward is in a building previously owned by Nazareth House which has been handed over to the City of Cape Town. The staff and running of all services are managed by St Luke’s Combined Hospices Cape Town.
Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is a form of tuberculosis (TB) infection caused by bacteria that are resistant to treatment with at least two of the most powerful first-line anti-TB medications (drugs), isoniazid and rifampin.
Lizo Nobanda admits MDR-TB patients from clinics, day hospitals and tertiary hospitals. Patients duration of stay at Lizo Nobanda can vary from six to 12 weeks depending on their progress. Lizo Nobanda also acts as a waiting station for admission to the Brooklyn Chest unit which admits XDR-TB and MDR-TB with positive sputa.It is a 24-hour step-down facility. Clinic doctors and the Khayelitsha District Hospital oversee the clinician’s services. Patient visits to the clinics are arranged on set appointment days. MSF doctors form part of the clinical service as they oversee the implementation, introduction and monitoring of progress of new regimes to patients. Social services are also available at Lizo Nobanda to enhance family involvement as it is very critical to the patients care and wellbeing.
The criteria for admission include:
Patients must have an MDR diagnoses and defaulting treatment with either social challenges or any other challenges.
Patients have positive sputa results.
Address: 37747 Mbotyi St, Harare, Cape Town, 7784
Phone: 021 363 0301