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Organization Contact Information

Name: Alliance for Battle Against Tuberculosis
Street 1: Church of Pentercost, Kasoa Central
Street 2: P.O.Box 187
City: Kasoa
Province: Ghana
Post Code: 0000
Country: Ghana
Phone: +233208115280,+233245678
Email: skudzay@yahoo.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Samuel
Last Name: Kudzawu
Title: Medical Laboratory Scientist
Email: skudzay@yahoo.com
Phone: +233 208115280.

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Isaac
Last Name: Asare
Title: Technical Assistant
Email: skudzay@yahoo.com
Phone: +233242111988

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
We are into advocacy,diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in a refugee set up.
We want to expand and do a lot of community based DOTS. As at 31st December,2010 we have handled more than two hundred and eighty TB cases since September,2003.
We build capacity for communities and empower them to take over the programme at their level.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $1,001-$5,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
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: Ghana
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:
We receive most of our referrals from Public Health facilities in the District and from Korle-bu Teaching Hospital where most sick people end being diagnosed.
We give the programme data and they give us drugs and logistics to work.
We are also involved in building capacity for some public facilities.
 

Geographical Reach

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

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Ghana

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:
We are a community based dots providers in a refugee setting. We are currently engaging the traditional leaders,churches and schools,drinking and chop bar operators in TB/HIV sensitization to further get close to the community members.
Between September 2003 to December 2010, we have registered 208 TB cases and still counting,

Drug-Resistant TB:
We operate a diagnostic facility which is limited to smear microscopy.
We are looking forward to establish a complete TB laboratory to be able to do cultures and DST, Molecular and other techniques in diagnosing MDRTB.
The founder has a very strong laboratory background.

TB-HIV:
Currently we don't do routine HIV counseling and testing.We hope to in the near future to this.But clients are offered education and encouraged to do the test.
This message is very strong in our sensitization presentation.

Laboratory Strengthening:
We have been helping the districts in our catchment by doing smear microscopy for them. We are also involved in the design and building of labs for TB diagnostics.
We hope to establish a very well standardized TB diagnostic Facility to be able to impact the communities we find ourselves

Research:
looking forward for operational research activities

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

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Last updated: September 8, 2011