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Organization Contact Information

Name: Catholic Relief Services
Street 1: 228 West Lexington Street
Street 2:
City: Baltimore
Province: Maryland
Post Code: 21201
Country: United States of America
Phone: 410-625-2220
Email: info@crs.org
Web Site: http://www.crs.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Elena
Last Name: McEwan
Title: Senior Health Technical Adviser
Email: elena.mcewan@crs.org
Phone: 410-951-7436

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Mwayabo Jean Claude
Last Name: Kazadi
Title: Senior Technical Adviser- HIV Care and Treatment
Email: mwayabo.kazadi@crs.org
Phone: 410-9517471

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Faith-based organization (FBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the official international humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic community, and provides assistance to people in need without regard to race, religion or nationality. Supporting human health has been at the core of CRS’ programming since its inception in 1943, and health currently represents about 30% of the agency’s programmatic portfolio. In 2012, CRS managed nearly $200 million through 200 health projects in more than 50 countries worldwide, reaching over 21 million direct beneficiaries. While the majority of CRS health programming is focused in sub-Saharan Africa, CRS also has an extensive health portfolio in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Because CRS maintains an ongoing presence in the majority of the countries where it provides support, it is able to leverage its unique, long-established partnerships, which provide access to the thousands of healthcare institutions in both the public and faith-based healthcare network. CRS works in remote rural areas strengthening community systems where health care is frequently inaccessible, reaching the “last mile” of the health system and linking communities to facilities. By working at the sub-national level with Ministry of Health (MOH) staff and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners to strengthen their technical and management capacity, CRS helps develop community-based mechanisms to provide essential preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, to enable referrals and to promote uptake of and adherence to proven interventions. To ensure just and equitable distribution of health resources, CRS helps communities hold government accountable and advocate for the services they need.

Tuberculosis Prevention and Care

CRS’ tuberculosis (TB) programming spans three continents and 15 countries, and covers case management, TB-HIV co-infection, community TB, and nutritional support. In FY 2011, 24 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) projects included a TB focus or component. CRS has a significant level of ex
 
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? $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: Technical assistance and advice
 
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:
CRS is working in partnerships with the NTP in the countries implementing TB programing by strenthening health systems, ACSM, and TB care and treatment.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
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)
Afghanistan
Angola
Bolivia
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Colombia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Gambia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Kenya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Peru
Philippines
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Specializations

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

Specializations in Countries

Technical Assistance Afghanistan
Technical Assistance Bolivia
Technical Assistance Burkina Faso
Technical Assistance Burundi
Technical Assistance Cambodia
Technical Assistance Cameroon
Technical Assistance Central African Republic
Technical Assistance Chad
Technical Assistance Colombia
Technical Assistance Democratic Republic of the Congo
Technical Assistance Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
Technical Assistance Dominican Republic
Technical Assistance Ecuador
Technical Assistance Egypt
Technical Assistance El Salvador
Technical Assistance Ethiopia
Technical Assistance Gambia
Technical Assistance Ghana
Technical Assistance Guatemala
Technical Assistance Guyana
Technical Assistance Haiti
Technical Assistance Honduras
Technical Assistance India
Technical Assistance Indonesia
Technical Assistance Kenya
Technical Assistance Madagascar
Technical Assistance Malawi
Technical Assistance Mali
Technical Assistance Nicaragua
Technical Assistance Niger
Technical Assistance Nigeria
Technical Assistance Pakistan
Technical Assistance Peru
Technical Assistance Philippines
Technical Assistance Rwanda
Technical Assistance Sierra Leone
Technical Assistance South Sudan
Technical Assistance Viet Nam
Technical Assistance Zambia
Technical Assistance Zimbabwe

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:
CRS is training health workforce in DOTS and community health volunteers to become treatment supporters, increase case finding, do referrals and support treatment adherance

TB-HIV:
CRS works in increasing TB screening for HIV + clients and HIV testing for TB patients. CRS also provides training, M&E to health staff and community health workers to improve integration of HIV and TB services

Laboratory Strengthening:
In Mali, CRS is strenghening lab by prviding lab upgrades, purchasing of lab supplies and microscopes and capacity-building for lab tecnicians

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: June 19, 2009
Last updated: June 16, 2014