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Organization Contact Information

Name: Tanzania Public Health Intiative
Street 1: Ilala
Street 2: Temeke
City: Dar es salaam
Province: Dar es salaam
Post Code: +255
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Phone: +255 769 722 777
Email: jackayombo@yahoo.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Jacob
Last Name: Kayombo
Title: Program Director
Email: jackayombo@yahoo.com
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Anthony
Last Name: Osia
Title:  
Email: anthonyosiah@yahoo.com
Phone:  

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:
Founded in 2007, Tanzania Public Health Initiatives (TPHI) is a community based organization committed to forging a partnership between government and civil society to fight TB and HIV/AIDS. The organization is based in the Dar es Salaam region of Tanzania but has identified the nearby district of Kibaha as a new intervention area .

TPHI believes and seeks to leverage the community in health interventions through a philosophy of “informing and engaging the community in transformational process towards leadership in the fight against TB and HIV/AIDS”.

Under such a mechanism TPHI focus is to raise an extensive public awareness on TB and HIV and finally support the community commitment to eliminate TB and HIV. TB patients, people living with HIV/AIDS and members of the affected communities are of the core essence to spearhead the intervention. By engaging in strong advocacy, communication and social mobilization TPHI foresees a community being well informed with the sound understanding of TB and HIV/AIDS. On the other hand by establishing a strong system of community based treatment adherence support program TPHI desires to contribute on global and national plans to increase TB case detection and treatment adherence.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
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: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
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:
Currently Tanzania Public Health Initiative is the organization which is engaged with building the capacity of grass-root organizations to generally understand and use advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) skills to promote and support TB/HIV activities in communities and the country at large.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United Republic of Tanzania
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)
United Republic of Tanzania

Specializations

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

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy United Republic of Tanzania

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:
On on 7th August 2010 and 21st July 2010 TPHI due to support from Stop TB Partnership (CFCS) conducted, 2 ACSM Skills building trainings to representatives from the networks of the affected communities.

The training were tailored to members and representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Networks of former and TB patients, People living with HIV/AIDS and organizations carrying out TB/HIV control activities from Dar es Salaam and the Coastal region (Pwani).

on 28th July 2010 and 2nd August 2010. TPHI Organizing 2 meetings to representatives from networks of affected communities.The meetings were attended by participants from TB patients support groups and TB service delivering organizations form Dar es Salaam and three districts of the Coastal region.

On 20th Aug 2010 and 27th August 2010 TPHI conducted meetings with representatives from NGOs, CBOs, CSOs, People living with TB and HIV. The meetings involved representatives from CSOs and patient groups. The overall objective of the meetings was to outline the communities’ needs around TB/HIV programs as well as things that NGOs can commit to collaboratively strengthen the TB/HIV programs. Other objectives were to identify how best participants can identify successes and barriers in implementation of TB/HIV targets, to find out opportunity for creating enabling environment for scaling-up TB and HIV/AIDS services implementation focusing at empowerment of implementers at the grassroots level.



Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: May 22, 2009
Last updated: July 12, 2012