Campaign for Education, Prevention and Treatment of TB (CEPT) was a project that aimed at improving the health of TB affected women, children and people living with HIV & AIDS (PLHA) especially from the disadvantaged groups such as labourers from textile, brick, gauze & bandage, and match & firework factories who are prone to TB infections due to dust pollution.

The CEPT Project was implemented in all the 11 blocks of the Virudhunagar District and 6 blocks of the Kanchipuram District. These districts of Tamil Nadu were selected as they are home to large numbers of socially and economically disadvantaged populations.



CEPT adopted an approach of organizing the TB affected communities into Rainbow TB Association (RTBF) and building their capacities. Moreover, activities such as distributing IEC material and conducting Behaviour Change Communication were also adopted under the project.


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