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Name: Romanian Angel Appeal
Street 1: 52 Rodiei Street, Sector 3, Bucharest
Street 2:
City: Bucharest
Province:
Post Code: 030956
Country: Romania
Phone: + 40-21 323 68 68
Email: office@raa.ro
Web Site: http://www.raa.ro

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Silvia
Last Name: Asandi
Title: General Manager
Email: silvia.asandi@raa.ro
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Cristina
Last Name: Enache
Title: Regional Manager
Email: cristina.enache@raa.ro
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:
Romanian Angel Appeal (RAA) is a Romanian non-profit foundation, registered in 1991. Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation was set up in 1991 by the Beatles members' wives and Elton John under the mission of helping the abandoned children from the Romanian institutions including the HIV/AIDS ones.
RAA's current activity is based on five main directions:
1. Grant Implementer and Administrator (Principal Recipient) for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis programs financed by Global Fund under the 6th Round. Many of the activities currently funded by the Global Fund in Romania are innovative programs for vulnerable and hard to reach populations (some became meanwhile intervention models within the Eastern Europe region) most of these being initiated and developed by non-governmental organizations.
2. Programs designed for improving the life quality for children and youngsters affected by chronic diseases having a discrimination and social exclusion risk.
3. Research activity by coordinating clinic studies on evaluation of the efficiency for different therapeutic schemes for HIV infected children and by being one of the partners of the TEDDY European Network
4. Training activity both in residential and distance learning type.
5. Consultancy in the East-European Region for the non-governmental and governmental sectors for different expertise area such as: programmatic monitoring-evaluation, procurement and financial management systems, communication, project management, networks of medical, social and prevention services.
 
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: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $500,001-$1 MIL
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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: Information on developments within the TB world
 
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:
Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation (RAA) is the Principal Recipient of the TB grant approved for funding by the Global Fund within the 6th call for proposals.
The goal of the TB programme is to increase the efforts for TB Control activities, by introducing innovative activities, and continuing the proven effective activities in order to decrease the TB burden in Romania.

The following objectives are followed:

•To ensure high quality TB diagnosis and patient centered health care through public- private partnership development in TB control field;
•To protect the poor and vulnerable groups for TB through specific health education and interventions in order to ensure compliance to TB treatment;
•To scale- up MDR- TB Control through DOTS- Plus implementation;
•To strengthen the management capacity of the National TB Control Programme (NTP) to coordinate at national and local level the TB Control activities through health systems strengthening;
•To develop the involvement of the communities and to increase the political commitment for TB control;
•To ensure efficient and effective implementation of the Global Fund Grant.
Strategies:

•Elaboration of needs assessment studies of TB patients and their family members for resources mobilization at community level for TB control activities, in order to develop the ACSM strategy (from "Advocacy-Communication and Social Mobilization");
•Elaboration of KAP studies (from "Knowledge-Attitudes-Practices") related to TB control for certain vulnerable groups (homeless children and youngsters, prisoners), analysis of all previous studies performed in Romania in this field by this moment in order to elaborate the national strategy for health education in TB control and to establish the most effective interventions for behavior change communication;
•Elaboration of a meta-analysis study on the current roles and responsibilities of public and private sector in TB control activities in order to develop the public- private partnership and to ensure the patient centered health care of the TB patients;
•Outreach activities at vulnerable groups' level, at health care providers level that face difficulties in TB control activities implementation;
•Social assessment and ensure psychological and social support for homeless children and youngsters and their family members;
•Psychological assessment and counseling to ensure compliance to TB treatment of homeless children/youngsters;
•Development of training materials, curricula for training of different categories of social care providers, health care providers, for management and coordination of TB control activities;
•Development of distance learning in TB control field, targeting different staff categories: specialized medical staff, primary health care providers and even prisoners and penitentiary staff;
•Organization of workshops, working group meetings with representatives of organization and institutions having responsibilities in TB Control activities field in order to obtain consensus on guidelines, strategies and working protocols;
•Development of human resources capacity through training of trainers, development of their abilities to plan, monitor and evaluate the interventions in TB control field;
•Information- Education- Communication activities at different levels (general population, TB patients, vulnerable groups, medical staff, mass- media), using different instruments (educational films, printed materials, promotional materials, press layouts, media events, newsletters, etc) on different occasions: World TB Day, outreach activities, procurement of electronic devices for TB Dispensaries for educational films dissemination, caravans in remote communities, etc.;
•Elaboration and implementation of PAL strategy;
•Development of Operational Research in TB Control in Romania.
 

Geographical Reach

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

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Romania
Research and Development Romania
Technical Assistance Romania

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:

Drug-Resistant TB:
The RAA Foundation was involved in development of the Romanian National MDR TB plan for the next five years (2011-2015).

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflict of interest.

Application date: May 27, 2009
Last updated: November 20, 2015