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Organization Contact Information

Name: Azerbaijan Health Communication Association
Street 1: 10 Neftchi G.Abbasov St apt 2
Street 2:
City: Baku
Province:
Post Code: AZ1003
Country: Azerbaijan
Phone: 994 50 3284881
Email: info@ahca.az
Web Site: http://www.ahca.az

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Nurlan
Last Name: Aliyev
Title: Mr
Email: nurlan@ahca.az
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Jamila
Last Name: Azizova
Title:  
Email: jamila@ahca.az
Phone:  

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:
Azerbaijan Health Communication Association (AHCA) is a local NGO established in October 2008. AHCA brings together national communication, public relations and social marketing specialists with broad experience working for international organizations and donor-funded projects as well as the government of Azerbaijan.

AHCA aims to
• improve the capacity of national communication specialists through a continuous professional advancement system,
• raise awareness on health issues through behaviour change activities among the general public, patients and care providers,
• contribute to development of the theoretical basis of communication interventions through quantitative and qualitative social research.

Understanding the challenge of TB problem in Azerbaijan, AHCA attempts to contribute to the fight against tuberculosis through ACSM activities, such as awareness raising of general public, community mobilization for treatment adherence and support, media and policy advocacy to overcome TB-related stigma.
 
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: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
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: 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:
Closely working with NTP AHCA develops ACSM interventions
 

Geographical Reach

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

Specializations

Advocacy
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Azerbaijan

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:
Communication and public awareness initiatives

Drug-Resistant TB:
Social research, communication activities

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
NA

Application date: December 7, 2010
Last updated: May 16, 2012