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Name: Prajnopaya Foundation Charitable Society
Street 1: 93 IRS Housing Society
Street 2: Abhay Khand-II, Indirapuram
City: Ghaziabad
Province: UP
Post Code: 201010
Country: India
Phone: 919818275466
Email: info@prajnopaya.org
Web Site: http://www.prajnopaya.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Scott
Last Name: Kennedy
Title: Director
Email: kennedy@prajnopaya.org
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ven
First Name: Tenzin
Last Name: Priyadarshi
Title: Founder
Email: tenzin@prajnopaya.org
Phone:  

General Information

Board Constituency: Foundation
Organization Type - Primary: Foundation
Organization Type - Secondary: Charitable / Philanthropic Foundation
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
The Prajnopaya Foundation is a worldwide humanitarian organization, with the purpose of alleviating suffering and caring for society by developing innovative Health, Education and Social Welfare projects.

Prajnopaya is derived from Sanskrit terms Prajna (Widsom) and Upaya (compassion and skillful means). The Foundation is based on Buddhist principles of providing care for all regardless of ethnicity, religion or gender under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
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: 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:
Our primary strategy is to work with all important stakeholders to create and implement high quality and cost-effective treatment programs that can be scaled and replicated across India. Our partners include state and local governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private health care practitioners, and community organizations.

All of our programs are based on the following principles:
- Patients deserve high quality, convenient treatment without any discrimination.
- Programs must be community-based, with staff who represent the diversity of local population.
- Efforts must be inclusive, bridging gaps between government health care and private practitioners to reach the widest number of patients.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: South East Asian
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
India
Indonesia
Mexico
United Arab Emirates
United States of America

Specializations

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

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care India
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care India
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care Indonesia
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care United States of America
Research and Development India
Research and Development United Arab Emirates
Research and Development United States of America

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:
In June 2010, Prajnopaya, in partnership with Innovators in Health (IIH), launched a new pilot TB control program for the Samastipur district of Bihar, India. The program aims to revolutionize TB control throughout the state by coupling effective management practices with enabling technology to address major challenges in TB case detection, diagnosis and treatment. We work with the publicly funded TB program by locating new patients, coordinating their diagnosis and delivering TB medicine. The pilot program currently serves a population of 75,000 across 30 villages, with 10 full-time local staff and 30 community health workers supporting case detection and treatment.
Between May 2010 and November 2011, Aahan has cured 76 patients with another 99 undergoing treatment. During the entire year prior to the start of Aahan, only 8 patients received treatment from the public TB program in this region. Aahan has already made a significant impact on the number of people with access to quality care.
Our successful approach has been recognized through a grant received by the Global Asia Institute at the National University of Singapore. Our project received the award for our efforts to address the complex problem of detecting and treating TB patients in a rural setting through a mix of organizational innovations and systems-based modeling. We continue to emphasize the importance of not only developing and testing new ideas, but also translating them into public health policy by engaging with public health stakeholders from the outset.


Research:
In June 2010, Prajnopaya, in partnership with Innovators in Health (IIH), launched a new pilot TB control program for the Samastipur district of Bihar, India. The program aims to revolutionize TB control throughout the state by coupling effective management practices with enabling technology to address major challenges in TB case detection, diagnosis and treatment. We work with the publicly funded TB program by locating new patients, coordinating their diagnosis and delivering TB medicine. The pilot program currently serves a population of 75,000 across 30 villages, with 10 full-time local staff and 30 community health workers supporting case detection and treatment.
Between May 2010 and November 2011, Aahan has cured 76 patients with another 99 undergoing treatment. During the entire year prior to the start of Aahan, only 8 patients received treatment from the public TB program in this region. Aahan has already made a significant impact on the number of people with access to quality care.
Our successful approach has been recognized through a grant received by the Global Asia Institute at the National University of Singapore. Our project received the award for our efforts to address the complex problem of detecting and treating TB patients in a rural setting through a mix of organizational innovations and systems-based modeling. We continue to emphasize the importance of not only developing and testing new ideas, but also translating them into public health policy by engaging with public health stakeholders from the outset.


Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

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Last updated: July 20, 2012