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Organization Contact Information

Name: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Street 1: 17 Chemin des Crèts
Street 2: Petit Saconnex
City: Geneva
Province: Switzerland
Post Code: 1211
Country: Switzerland
Phone: +41227304222
Email: secretariat@ifrc.org
Web Site: http://www.ifrc.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Lasha
Last Name: Goguadze
Title: Senior Health Officer, Global Tuberculosis Programme
Email: Lasha.Goguadze@ifrc.org
Phone: +41227304408

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Lasha
Last Name: Goguadze
Title: Senior Health Officer, Global Tuberculosis Programme
Email: Lasha.Goguadze@ifrc.org
Phone: +41227304408

General Information

Board Constituency: Multilaterals
Organization Type - Primary: Multilateral Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies works on the basis of the Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to inspire, facilitate and promote all humanitarian activities carried out by its member National Societies to improve the situation of the most vulnerable people. Founded in 1919, the Federation directs and coordinates international assistance of the Movement to victims of natural and technological disasters, to refugees and in health emergencies. It acts as the official representative of its member Societies in the international field. It promotes cooperation between National Societies, and works to strengthen their capacity to carry out effective disaster preparedness, health and social programmes.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $1 MIL-$10 MIL
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Note: International Federation's focus on addressing TB problem is global. RC Societies in Europe region (Russia, Moldova (GFATM funding), Ukraine (own resources,) Armenia, Central Asia).
Programmes in Romania, Macedonia, Azerbaijan is planned for the nearest future.
African Region - Red Cross Society of South Africa.
Americas - Agreement is signed between American Red Cross and PAHO on activities in different countries in Americas.
Asia Pacific - Myanmar Red Cross with the funds from GFATM.
Any additional information will be reported.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Switzerland
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: Global
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Switzerland

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Switzerland
Delivery of health services and care Switzerland
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Switzerland
Research and Development Switzerland
Technical Assistance Switzerland

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
What makes the Red Cross Red Crescent approach different from other tuberculosis programmes is its ability to bring tuberculosis treatment to the people. The Red Cross Red Crescent is unrivalled in its ability to bridge the gap where one in three people fails to obtain an accurate diagnosis and follow appropriate treatment. Worldwide, in 2010, the Red Cross Red Crescent provided daily care to 1500 patients, out of which around 400 were co-infected with HIV. Furthermore, 20000 community members were mobilized, through 200 Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers.Over the past 6 years, the Federation, through the programme has allocated approximately CHF 11 million to save lives and prevent the spread of TB and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

These funds have been used to improve TB services around 20 countries in East Europe, Asia, Africa as well as for critical investments at the global level. As a result, the Federaion has contributed significantly to improvements in patient care and TB control in many countries and has also made substantial contributions to innovations and improvements in the delivery of TB services.



Drug-Resistant TB:
The goal of the Federation’s efforts to contribute significantly to the reduction of MDR TB transmission and deaths globally. The Federation is committed to achieving the targets set forth in the Stop TB Partnership’s “Actions for Life – The Global Plan to Stop TB 2006–2015,” to halve TB prevalence and deaths by 2015 compared to country levels in 1990.


TB-HIV:
See above.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

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Last updated: February 27, 2013