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Organization Contact Information

Name: Gosanet Foundation
Street 1: Post Office Box HP 637. Ho. Volta Region . Ghana.West Africa.
Street 2:
City: Ho
Province: Volta Region
Post Code:
Country: Ghana
Phone: +233 208221964 / 3620250
Email: gosanetin@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.gosanet.webs.com ; http://www.gosanet..askrenzo.com

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Samuel
Last Name: Atidzah
Title: Executive Director
Email: gosanetin@yahoo.com
Phone: +233 20 8221964

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Cephas
Last Name: Ofori
Title: Project Coordinator
Email: gosanet63@yahoo.com
Phone: +233 2441 58139

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:
Gosanet Foundation is non-governmental, non- political, voluntary, community-based and non-profit organization established in 2005, to meet the health and developmental needs of communities in the Volta Region and Ghana as a whole. The foundation was incorporated in 2006 and duly registered with Registrar General Department at Victoriaborg, Accra, - Ghana under the company code 1963 (Act 179) registration no. G-19064; Department of Social Welfare with NGO registration no. DSW/3372; registered with Ho municipal Assembly, Nkwanta North/South District Assembly, Adaklu Anyigbe District Assembly and newly created Adaklu District Assembly as voluntary organization. Gosanet works in collaboration with GHS/MOH and a member of Stop TB Partnership-Ghana, Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health, Ghana HIV & AIDS Network (GHANET), National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) International and Volta Child Right and Protection Network.
It is our goal to promote socio –economic life of people as well as facilitate collaborations, co – ordination, information sharing and general healthcare among its support and target groups, communities, schools and individual s in TB, Malaria and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support activities.

The foundation helps in combating Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseases to achieve MDGs in Ghana.

This involves collaboration, volunteering and partnership with government and sustainable community initiatives. Certain development projects to be undertaken by the Gosanet Foundation are to be funded by other development agencies or donors.

 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
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: 26 - 50
 
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: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Ghana
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:
* TB Awareness Talk in Eight (8) Communities to mark World TB Day. 1,802 pupils in primary schools and JHS benefited. 54 Teachers were also involved.
* Screening of TB Clients for HIV.
* Involved in 2011 4th Quarter TB/HIV Review Meetings.
* Trained 22 CHNs on TB/HIV management, care and control.
* Hold durbars in 10 communities on prevention of TB and early reporting to health facilities
* Involved in 2nd quarter TB review meeting for 31 in-charges
* Trained 20 CBSVs
* Trained four lab personnel in TB microscopy
* Distributed desk aid booklets to 19 facilities.
* Conducted monitoring visit to 16 health facilities and 14 communities.
* Distribution of Enablers Package for TB Clients, and health care providers.
* Sensitization workshop for PLWHIV in Ho and Nkwanta North municipals by Gosanet Foundation.
* Sensitization workshop for Community Based Assistants and Community Volunteers by Gosanet Foundation.
*GOSANET Foundation sensitized 168 Children and eight (8) teachers on "KICK TB" at ALPHA ASET INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL,Akoefe Akoefe-Achati and A.M.E. ZION CHURCH,Sunday School,Tanyigbe-Etoe.
*Two(2)Tuberculosis(TB)Clubs and Two(2) Soccer teams were formed at Alpha Aset International School,Akoefe-Achati and Tanigbe-Etoe.
During the monitoring and evaluation the indication was that,the 168 children who participated in the "KICK TB" programme were able to educate over eight(800) people about the coughing etiquette within two(2) weeks.
*GOSANET FOUNDATION started organising "KICK TUBERCULOSIS(TB)OUT EDUCATION CAMPAIGN"Project at the grassroot level with children,in its catchment areas and beyond in Volta Region.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
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)
Ghana

Specializations

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

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Ghana

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:
• Active case search and detention
• Selection and training of volunteers
• Identifying drug resistant TB patience for referrals
. care and support for PLWTB/HIV
• Monitoring and supervision visit to volunteers
• Sensitization of TB treatment supporters and Community Base Surveillance volunteers (CBSVs) on TB new regiment.
• TB awareness talks in communities including prison, schools and churches.
• Visit to TB clients to check on adherence to treatment.
• To assess community perception about TB.
• Distribution of Drugs/ sputum containers/GHS
• Registration of clients for National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
• Seek assistance from GHS personnel and provide technical assistant to volunteers.
• Formation of TB Clubs in schools,churches and mosques.
Time frame
January 2010-December 2014

Country
Ghana

Collaborators/partners
Ghana Health Service/Ministry of Health
Stop TB Partnership


Drug-Resistant TB:
Reaching the unreached with education and support


TB-HIV:
Collaboration of GHS/MOH to screen TB client for HIV.
Integrating TB and HIV in educating and prevention.
Time frame
January 2010-December 2014

Country
Ghana

Fundamental Research:
• To conduct research to assess the knowledge level of community towards adherence to treatment.
Time frame
January 2010-December 2014
Country
Ghana



Declaration

Declaration of interests:
Gosanet foundation is a non profit organization and committed in improving the health status of people especially those living in remote rural and less Prevalent communities through advocacy, disease and control prevention, behavioral change communication, community mobilization and participation.
The organization will not for any reason have any conflict of interest as a member of Global Partnership to Stop TB but will duly be committed and conform policies of the group in other to help achieve its set goals and objectives.

Application date: February 24, 2010
Last updated: February 16, 2015