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Organization Contact Information

Name: Dignitas International
Street 1: 20 Toronto Street
Street 2: Suite 1220
City: Toronto
Province: Ontario
Post Code: M5C 2B8
Country: Canada
Phone: 416-260-3100
Email: info@dignitasinternational.org
Web Site: http://www.dignitasinternational.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Josh
Last Name: Berman
Title: Knowledge Translation & Policy Manager
Email: j.berman@dignitasinternational.org
Phone: 416-260-3100

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Emmay
Last Name: Mah
Title: Aboriginal Health Program Manager
Email: e.mah@dignitasinternational.org
Phone: 416-260-3100

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed 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:
Dignitas is a medical humanitarian organization that harnesses research and experience to innovate
practical solutions for HIV/AIDS, TB and related global health issues.

Dignitas works in partnership with government and communities in resource-limited settings to strengthen health systems and dramatically improve access to treatment and prevention.

Dignitas blurs the line between research institution and global health NGO. Our Research, Programs, and Advocacy represent a continuous cycle of improving access and quality of health care services for individuals, families, and communities living with HIV/AIDS and related diseases.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
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: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Not active in Canadian TB control.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Canada
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)
Malawi

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Malawi
Delivery of health services and care Malawi
Research and Development Malawi
Technical Assistance Malawi

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-HIV:
Mentorship and capacity-building in human resources for health and health systems strengthening to improve integrated TB/HIV care.

Research:
Research in collaboration with IUATLD, MSF, University of Cape Town Lung Institute. TREAT-TB partner.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: October 29, 2010
Last updated: June 16, 2014