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Organization Contact Information

Name: Family Health International (FHI360) Nepal
Street 1: GPO Box 8803
Street 2: Gopal Bhawan, Anamika Galli, baluwatar
City: Kathmandu
Province:
Post Code:
Country: Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4437173
Email:
Web Site: http://www.fhi360.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Pravaran
Last Name: Mahat
Title: Communication Officer
Email: pmahat@fhi360.org
Phone: +977-1-4437173

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Pravaran
Last Name: Mahat
Title: Communication Officer
Email: pmahat@fhi360.org
Phone: +977-1-4437173

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: International
Organization Description:
FHI 360 (formerly known as Family Health International) is a public health and development organization working to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable people. Since 1971, Family Health International has been a global leader in family planning and reproductive health and, since 1986, in the worldwide response to HIV/AIDS. FHI's research and programs also address malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious and chronic diseases. FHI works in partnership with agencies, I/NGOs, and private sector companies to promote the use of research and evidence to guide decision-making, policy, resource allocation, and public health programs.
FHI 360 has been working in Nepal since 1993 to support the Government of Nepal to curtail the spread of HIV and provide treatment care and support services to vulnerable groups and those infected by HIV. In addition to HIV and AIDS, FHI 360 Nepal also focuses on some other aspects of public health including Rotavirus research, health care waste management and recently since September 2010 in tuberculosis.


Nepal TB Reach Project
With funding from the STOP TB Partnership, FHI 360 Nepal, under the guidance of the National Tuberculosis Center in Nepal is implementing the TB REACH Project. The project’s main objective is to promote early and increased case detection of infectious tuberculosis (TB) cases and ensure their timely treatment. Under this one year project, FHI 360 Nepal works with regional TB treatment centers to increase TB case detection through active case finding among:
1.Seasonal migrants workers (in six districts)
2.High-risk, hard-to-reach, vulnerable populations (in seven districts)
3.OPD patients in government hospitals (in 2 districts).
Those diagnosed with TB are treated at existing National TB Program facilities with regular follow up to ensure treatment adherence. The Nepal TB REACH Project aims to identify over 2,000 new smear positive TB cases in Nepal.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $500,001-$1 MIL
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: Information on developments within the TB world
 
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:
FHI360 Nepal is providing support to the national TB response though participation in the TB Coordination Network meetings and through contributions to the development of the existing National Strategic Plan 2010-2015. Since September 2010, through the Nepal TB Reach Project (NTBRP) FHI360 Nepal has implemented the innovative active TB case detection activities linking with the existing National TB Program facilities for high risk vulnerable population and OPD patients in government hospitals. in seven districts across Nepal. FHI360 Nepal is also a sub-recipient to the TB national strategy application. Under the National Strategic Plan number 4.2, on TB Infection Control, as an SR for the GFATM funded TB National Strategy Application (NSA), FHI360 Nepal is assisting in the area of infection control through the development of training materials; conduct national level TOT and carry out situation analysis of infection control in TB laboratories, DOTS/DOTS Plus treatment centers/sub-centers. FHI has also contributed to the development of National TB/HIV Strategy and has been carrying out preliminary screening of TB and necessary referral among those visiting the HIV clinics.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nepal
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: South East Asian
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Nepal

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Nepal

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:

Research:
FHI360 Nepal is providing support to the national TB response though participation in the TB Coordination Network meetings and through contributions to the development of the existing National Strategic Plan 2010-2015. Since September 2010, through the Nepal TB Reach Project (NTBRP) FHI360 Nepal has implemented the innovative active TB case detection activities linking with the existing National TB Program facilities for high risk vulnerable population and OPD patients in government hospitals. in seven districts across Nepal. FHI360 Nepal is also a sub-recipient to the TB national strategy application. Under the National Strategic Plan number 4.2, on TB Infection Control, as an SR for the GFATM funded TB National Strategy Application (NSA), FHI360 Nepal is assisting in the area of infection control through the development of training materials; conduct national level TOT and carry out situation analysis of infection control in TB laboratories, DOTS/DOTS Plus treatment centers/sub-centers. FHI has also contributed to the development of National TB/HIV Strategy and has been carrying out preliminary screening of TB and necessary referral among those visiting the HIV clinics.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: October 6, 2010
Last updated: October 14, 2011