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Organization Contact Information

Name: UGANDA STOP TB PARTNERSHIP
Street 1: PLOT 39A, Lumumba Avenue
Street 2: -
City: KAMPALA
Province: -
Post Code: P.O. Box 16069 Kampala
Country: Uganda
Phone: +256414581463
Email: ustpsecretary@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.ustp.info

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Paul
Last Name: Isiko
Title: Executive Director
Email: paulisiko@hotmail.com
Phone: +256772428225; +256701265415

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Herman-Joseph
Last Name: Kawuma
Title: Executive Secretary
Email: kawumahjs@gmail.com
Phone: +256414258199 , +256772323028, +256 414 374 906

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Partnership
Organization Type - Secondary: National Stop TB Partnership
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Launched in 2004
Now has 37 members; agreed to a Constitution . Currently Secretariat is hosted by the WHO Country Office. It is registered as a legal entity with a certificate of incorporation issued 1st June 2010. WHO and the NTP are ex officio members of the governeance structure.Has 3 functional working groups: DOTS-Expansion, ACSM and TB/HIV.
Objectives:
-To achieve and sustain the National TB/leprosy Programme case finding and treatment success targets.
-To provide accurate information about TB and the fight against it
-To promote advocacy, communication and social mobilization for TB control
-To be a platform for coordination of agencies and stake holders to contribute to the fight against TB
- To maintain relationship and subscribe to the objectives of the Global Stop TB Partnership.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
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: 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: Network with other partners
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Uganda
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:
The Parnerships mobilises various stake holders to participate in implementation of the national TB control plan with their strengths (funding, implementation or technical support)
Partners' meetings provide an opportunity to disseminate information about the status of TB control in Uganda.
The Partnership, especially through the working groups, can function as a platform for monitoring and evaluation of intividual partners' interventions.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Uganda
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)
Uganda

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

Technical Assistance Uganda

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:
Partners have developed and started implementing an urban DOTS model. It is expected to improve on cure rates for Uganda’s urban areas.




Drug-Resistant TB:
We are part of the Drug Resistant TB National Technical Committee also involved in capacity building for Drug Resistant TB control.
Partners meeting gave platform for the MDR TB Coordinator to present to stake holders the gaps in implementation of the national programmatic prevention and management of MDR TB in Uganda



TB-HIV:
Partnership facilitates involvement of members in the national coordination committee (NCC) for TB/HIV. USTP has been part of the development of the isoniazid preventive treatment (IPT) guidelines

Laboratory Strengthening:
Finances the actual support supervision.
AISPO supports implementation of External Quality Assessment of TB laboratories in Kampala Zone
FIND is supporting NTP with the scaling up the access and use of the Gene-expert technology

New Diagnostics:
FIND (one of the partners is involved in testing of new diagnostics in Uganda including Expert).
FIND has been implementing Gen1expert for 24 years now.


Research:
The DOTS expansion working group has developed a concept note for operational research on the community based DOTS model (CB DOTS) and is looking for possible funding to carry it out.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: April 14, 2010
Last updated: June 23, 2014