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Organization Contact Information

Name: Community Health Department
Street 1: Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State
Street 2:
City: Irrua
Province: Esan Central
Post Code: 08
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +2348030647837
Email: comhealthisth@yahoo.co.uk
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Sir
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Abah
Title: Dr
Email: drsteveabah@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: 234(0)803 0647 837

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Chiedozie
Last Name: Ike
Title: Senior Registrar
Email: ikeresearch@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: 234(0)8037840669

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
this is an academic/research institution involved in training of both graduate and undergraduate in medicine and allied health.
the organisation also has a clinical unit for endemic diseases and notification. it collaborates with other departments of Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital in the management of Tuberculosis. presently,we have the DOTS clinic in the Hospital. Resident doctors are rotated round the TB clinic for exposure to endemic diseases.
2. Tb is endemic in our area which is home many poor people and hence the burden of Tb is very high
3.Our department is at the forefront of community mobilization and IEC on Tb. We are involved in active and passive surveillance, training, research and clinical management of Tb. Current interest is in the use of PCR for diagnosis and eradication of the disease through information, active search for patients, treatment and rehabilitation.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
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? < $1,000
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: 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:
Implementation of DOTs strategy and Clinical management of cases, surveillance and reporting, information dissemination and Tb research
 

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
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care 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 Care Delivery:
Our department has consistently mobilised and educated local communities in Edo state, Nigeria using a number of tools: role play, distribution of IEC materials, health talk etc
We have also educated local communities - many of whom are iliterate and poor on harmful cultural practices related to TB and to encourage locals to report for treatment.
Every year the department marks the world TB day with elaborate programme of activities ranging from advocacy visits to community leaders, heads of institutions and heads of local Government to community mobilization visits and health education. Tje use of drama has proven a very useful tool in conveying the TB message.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Complimentary role in the identification and management of multidrug resistant TB through surveillance, case finding and tracing and social rehabilitation.

TB-HIV:
Co-management of TB-HIV together with the department of Medicine

New Diagnostics:
Use of PCR in the diagnosis of TB in children is under consideration in partnership with the institute of Lassa Fever Research

Fundamental Research:
On going research on several TB related topics

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Application date: March 15, 2010
Last updated: June 20, 2014