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Name: VENUE FOR CARE AND DEVELOPMENT(VCAD)
Street 1: ABOFU FIRST, LAPAZ ACHIMOTA MOTORWAY
Street 2: ABOFU FIRST, LAPAZ ACHIMOTA MOTORWAY
City: ACHIMOTA, ACCRA
Province: ACCRA
Post Code: +233
Country: Ghana
Phone: +233(0)26 8786 380
Email: vcadvisions@yahoo.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: MADAM
First Name: ELIZABETH
Last Name: TEHODA
Title: PROJECT COORDINATOR
Email: vcadvisions@yahoo.com
Phone: +233(0)26 8786 380

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: MR
First Name: DAVID
Last Name: AFREH
Title: DIRECTOR
Email: kingdavido2000@yahoo.com
Phone: +233(0)26 8786 380 / +233(0)244 054 123

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:
Health promotion, information and education in HIV and TB prone areas is a way of assisting people to develop the right skills to take control over their own health in order to create wealth; and to prevent themselves from getting infected by HIV and Tuberculosis especially.

The health actors are now stressing the need for NGOs and CBOs as part of civil society to get the message activities to the various communities and help in information, communication, education and the detection of positive cases for treatment and capacity building. Absolutely, every body is at risk.

In view of that VCAD created community awareness on TB, advocate for community support to TB clients and reduce the myths and misconceptions surrounding the disease. Through this projects the capacity of TB/HIV clients and traditional authorities are built in TB advocacy and communication, tracing of defaulters and ensuring treatment adherence. Access to information on TB/HIV to community members was increased which helped in the reduction of stigma and discrimination to infected and affected persons. The project has also established links involving traditional leaders and TB clients advocating for community and family support. Their advocacy campaign has been more people overcoming stigma and coming out for counseling and testing and TB screening.

Most of us might not be aware of the stress, embarrassment, trauma and stigmatizations that PLHIV go through on daily basis, some of which emanate from own families, not forgetting the uninformed general public. When we do say a “sound mind lives in a healthy body”, we are not in any way far from the truth; but the question however, is how sound is that mind talking about a person living with HIV? PLHIV have experienced serious psychological imbalances and as such some have resorted to infecting other people intentionally or even committed suicide. VCAD has for over the years taken it upon herself to build the psychosocial capacity of PLHIV. The approach is participatory, one-
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
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: 100 +
 
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: Information on developments within the TB world
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Ghana
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:
The work of our organization supports the National TB Programme in community mobilization, awareness creation, early case detection through training of community TB volunteers and screening of suspected community members and advocacy. We also support in the distribution of Information, Education and Communication and Behavior Change Communication (IEC/BCC) materials. In addition, we monitor and support treatment.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
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)
Ghana

Specializations

Advocacy
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Ghana

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:
VCAD will continue to conduct community mobilization, create awareness, and detect case early through training of community TB volunteers and screening of suspected community members and advocacy. We will also support in the distribution of Information, Education and Communication and Behaviour Change Communication (IEC/BCC) materials. In addition, we will monitor and support treatment of positive cases in the communities of Kadjebi District of the Volta Region especially.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
There are no conflict of interest.

Application date: November 17, 2010
Last updated: October 14, 2011