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Organization Contact Information

Name: Dawn of Life Foundation (DOLF)
Street 1: #48 Elelenwo Road, Elelenwo, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Street 2:
City: Port Harcourt
Province:
Post Code: 500001
Country: Nigeria
Phone: 234-08037238402, 08189065902
Email: dolfnet@ymail.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Uloma Gift
Last Name: Akoma
Title: Executive Director
Email: giftakoma@yahoo.com
Phone: +234 8037238402

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Smart Chukwudi
Last Name: Uka
Title: Programme Manager
Email: smartest01@yahoo.com
Phone: 08033769442

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:
DAWN OF LIFE FOUNDATION (DOLF) is a private, non-government, not-for-profit organisation that employs participatory development processes to help people overcome poverty and develop the capacity to create a new future for themselves and their communities.


We work with communities to strengthen their efforts towards their development thereby fighting poverty in a sustainable manner. Also, we provide responsible and strategic platforms for donors and charitable people to help the poor live a better life. We focus on equipping people with the skills, resources, knowledge and appropriate values and attitudes to act and manage their own development and improve quality of their lives. Priority is given to women, youth and environment.

DOLF started in August, 2003. Since then it has been consolidating its programs to reflect our commitment to global development goals and conventions. We have facilitated several community–led development projects (funded by European Union MPP6, GFATM as Sub sub recipients, NAPEP, etc.).

TB is deadly and the population mostly infected is the productive age group (18 - 35). It is therefore pertinent to fight TB to reduce its socio-economic impact on the people.

Presently, we are registered with the National TB Network in Nigeria, being the lead organisation in Rivers State, with our E?D being the Focal person for TB in Ricers State. We have undertaken some funded ACSM activities in Rivers State.We particiapted in GFATM Round 5 ACSM in Nigeria.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
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: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $10,001-$25,000
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: 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:
We are presently working with health Alive FOundation in the Global Fund Round 5 Community Tb Care Programme for community strenghtening and increased access to Tb services
 

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
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 Care Delivery:
DOLF was involved in Global Fund Round 5 ACSM Program in Rivers State (in collaboration with Inter gender, Jos – 2007 to 2008. The main activities were:
Advocacy visits.
Currently, We are involved in Global Fund Round 9 Community TB Care Program, in collaboration with Health Alive Foundation (HAF) – 2011 to date. The main activities are:
Advocacy visits
Community mobilisation
Facilitation of the selection of Community Volunteers (CVs)
Coordination of the CVs ** Defaulter tracking
Interpersonal Communication and Counselling (IPCC) for Youth
Community Dialogue ** Advocacy Seminar


Drug-Resistant TB:
We work to stop MDR through engagement of community volunteer services for graasrrot community health education and prompt referrals for early case detection. Also we look out for deaulters and encourage/support them to complete treatment

TB-HIV:
Linking TB/HIV Treatment and Prevention:
Establishment of Referral linkages between TB and HIV Services in ART and DOTS centres using 2-way referral forms
Provision of HCT during TB community outreaches
Provision of TB and TB/HIV information materials for use in commun

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: July 2, 2010
Last updated: August 8, 2013