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Organization Contact Information

Name: SORAK Development Agency
Street 1: UEB Zone, Church Road- Mulago
Street 2: Lusalira Trading centre ;16KM from Mubende along Kampala -FortPortal High way -Mubende District
City: Kampala
Province: Central
Post Code: 256
Country: Uganda
Phone: +256703 515 225
Email: sorakd@gmail.com
Web Site: http://sdauganda.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Muhammad
Last Name: Kyeyune
Title: Executive Director
Email: kyeyunemuhamadj@yahoo.com
Phone: +256 753 039 641

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Hadjah
Last Name: Nakiruuta
Title: Programmes Manager
Email: sorakd@gmail.com
Phone: +256 753 039641

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
SORAK Development Agency:
Strategic organization for real action (SORAK Development Agency-SDA) is a not for profit professional indigenous non-governmental registered under number 60363 as limited by guarantee.
Our vision is to; have an improved quality of life among vulnerable persons of Uganda and are actively contributing to sustainable community and national development

SDA’s mission is “To create a unified voice of women, youths and other vulnerable groups that influences the protection of human rights and opportunities in favor of vulnerable sections in Uganda through capacity building, networking, advocacy, livelihood support and partnership

Aims and Objectives

1. Improved quality of life in Uganda
2. Improved livelihoods of Vulnerable Persons
3. Capacity building of vulnerable groups to ensure them effectively contribute to their welfare
4. Stigma, negative attitudes, inequalities, injustices gender imbalances reduced.

In order to achieve the above objectives, SDA does the following;

Mobilization of members: SDA mobilizes its members in order to have a common voice that would present and represent needs and challenges specific to abuse of their rights to education, reproductive health, and employment and to help them recognize their challenges and potential to eradicate them.
Capacity building: SDA believes in empowerment of its membership. We do training into strong active advocacy groups able to define and articulate women rights specific issues and seek redress to them.
Advocacy: SDA works with its members to lobby and advocate for the rights and services to disadvantaged and vulnerable rural and urban poor women including the persons with disabilities. Specific needs and legislation, provision of support for meaningful and sustainable livelihood initiative and lobby government and civil society organizations on the need to undertake the prevention women rights abuse and provision of women user-friendly services i.e. education infrastructure that is girl child
 
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? $25,000-$100,000
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: 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:
We contributing on advocacy ,communication and social mobilization for accelerated case finding,detection,adherence to treatment and treatment success.
We are also working with the district TB Control programme to undertake hard to reach area village based TB screening.
-Supporting TB patients to complete their treatment
-Supporting TB/HIV affected populations to improve their livelihood.
 

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
Research and Development

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:
SORAK social workers and community volunteers have been since 2010 involved in creating awareness about TB,supporting TB patients to complete their doses,through supervision.We have been involved in interactive radio programmes featuring TB accurate and information in bid to fight stigma and discrimination against TB patients.We have also engaged local governments in bid to push for increased budgetary allocation for TB/HIV activities.

TB-HIV:
Since June 2010 We have been involved in working with volunteers and community health workers to undertake home visits to TB patients to ensure that patients complete their doses.We also undertake community TB screening,those found positive are followed up to with drugs to ensure adherence We undertake screening for both TB and HIV.We support our patients to live positively with the two conditions and ensure that co-infected persons comply to treatment and health workers advice.We undertake pre-and post intervention studies to assess the effectiveness of our projects.This is guided by developed project and programm indicators

Research:
We undertake OR in bid to continuously discover the best approaches to overcoming the TB problem which also learning the successes and impact created by our interventions.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
Not applicable

Application date: September 15, 2010
Last updated: January 13, 2014