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Organization Contact Information

Name: WEDNET-AFRICA (Welfare Development Network-Africa)
Street 1: A7 Jericho city Apartments,Country Inn Road, Kira
Street 2:
City: Kampala
Province:
Post Code: 256
Country: Uganda
Phone: +256 773 158181
Email: wednet .africa@yahoo.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Roger Paul
Last Name: Kamugasha
Title: Executive Secretary
Email: rogerkamp@ymail.com
Phone: +256 773158181

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Portia Brea
Last Name: Kembabazi
Title: Board member
Email: portiabreak@gmail.com
Phone: +256 701688661

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:
WEDNET-AFRICA is a national NGO working in areas of Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization in TB, TB/HIV,HIV/AIDS and Malaria, the organization started its activities in 2004 when the founder lost a wife and son to HIV/AIDS.
We have a program known as ACTA (Action against TB and AIDS)It focuses on follow up of TB and TB/HIV patients in urban settings, its currently working in Kampala district's four divisions.At WEDNET we are interested in TB as a result of the historic background of this Organization where the founder lost a wife and son to AIDS and his daughter got TB at the age of 9 she is now a TB expert at 12 years and living with HIV. Our next activity is to empower community TB advocates in ACSM to ensure that PHAs and TB experts are involved at all levels of implementation.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
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: 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:
WEDNET works closely with the NTP in its TB control strategy implementation.
We Pursue advocacy, communication and social mobilization in TB and TB/HIV, we educate TB trainers, promote referrals and ensure community awareness on both diseases. We do follow up of TB and TB/HIV patients in urban slums of 4 divisions in Kampala. The NTP provides guidance and technical support to our work.
 

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

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy 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:
Since 2006, we have been involved in CB-DOTS; in 2006-2007 we worked in Makindye and Nakawa divisions of Kampala, we were creating awareness on TB/HIV co-infection, diagnoiss and treatment.2008-2010 we carried out Organizational development in 12 district and formed 1200 Community Based Organizations to do social mobilization on TB and TB/HIV. 2011 to date we have a project ACTA (Action against TB and AIDS) focusing on follow up of TB and TB/HIV patients in the 4 divisions of Kampala district. Recently we have launched the EMPTA (Empowering TB Advocates)project that is focusing on Makindye and Nakawa divisions of Kampala.

Drug-Resistant TB:
We are in the process of supporting the development of ACSM tools for MDR and XDR-TB.

TB-HIV:
We participated in the developing of TB/HIV collaborative activities and the national couples HIV counseling and testing communication strategies. we participated in drafting the national TB communication strategy. We have implemented collaborative activities in 3 districts since our inception.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
i do declare my interest on behalf of WEDNET-AFRICA

Application date: May 4, 2010
Last updated: July 20, 2013