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Organization Contact Information

Name: Women's Intiative for Self-Actualization (WISA)
Street 1: No. 11 Metropolis Street, off Osungama Estate
Street 2:
City: Uyo
Province: Akwa Ibom State
Post Code: +234/520001
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +234-803-282-9210
Email: wisa2004@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.wifsa.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Felicia
Last Name: Robert
Title: Executive Director
Email: wisa2004@yahoo.com
Phone: +234-803-282-9210

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Vivian
Last Name: Chima
Title: Program Officer
Email: wisa2004@hotmail.com
Phone: +234-803-793-3868

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:
Women's Initiative for Self-Actualization (WISA) is a national development non-governmental organisation established 2004. WISA is based and operates in the Southern Nigeria with the mission to promote women’s rights, gender equity and sustainable empowerment for poor and excluded women and children.

Our objectives include but not limited to;To advocate for women empowerment, to develop personal growth through education and social programming in a safe environment, to improve maternal health and reduce child mortality, HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases and to advocate for women’s participation in decision making and governance.

Our target groups are people living with HIV/AIDS, TB, Women, OVC, Youth, Men and the disadvantaged persons

In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, with emphases to rural communities, tuberculoses (TB) have been recognized as an important health problem among homeless persons and among residents of inexpensive lodging houses. From our baseline survey, it was discovered that ages (12-45) including women, children and men are most affected with this disease. A lot of people do not know their TB/HIV status, the government has compliment its work on HIV/AIDS scourge but unfortunately is unable to cover TB programs in all the local government areas. Indeed, from the statistics drawn from Akwa Ibom State Action Committee on AIDS (SACA), Akwa Ibom State is the second State in Nigeria with 8.5% ratio in terms of HIV/AIDS problem and from our baseline survey, those infected are ostracized by family members and the communities causes wide spread of this scourge among the people. The gap and challenges are that HIV/TB status of the people in the remote areas is high, there are no adequate information on the TB programs, the government is unable to cover the state through one-one programs with the people, insufficient mobilization of the communities and local health workers to get involved in social mobilization and advocacy programs about TB/HIV.

Justifiably, WISA also will is plannin
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $5,001-$10,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
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: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Nigeria
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 organization is contributing immensely to the control of TB through dissimination of information on prevention, treatment and "getting to know your TB status" in Akwa Ibom State using Radio Jingle, Telivision talk show, IEC materials, social mobilization, community rally etc
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nigeria
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)
Nigeria

Specializations

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

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Nigeria

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-HIV:
Women's Initiative for Self-Actualization shall contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by continnous creating of awareness through sensitization on TB prevention and treatments, IEC materials, community outreach, radio jingle etc.

Secondly, WISA shall partner with Ministry of health to carryout voluntary counselling and testing of women, men, youth and children as well as referr the infected patient to the nearest health facility for treatment.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
our organisation have declared to partner with STOP TB Partnership group in carrying out vital programs/activities in the Southern Nigeria. To help those that have contracted HIV/TB in trainings and supports that the organisation will draw for skills trainings, advocacy, communication and social mobilization to create an enabling environment and a sustainable development workplace for our people.

Thank you,

Emem Ekpo
Executive Director

Application date: February 9, 2010
Last updated: September 15, 2011