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Organization Contact Information

Name: Global Health Awareness and Research Foundation (GHARF)
Street 1: S/ 34 Chief Edward Nnaji Park, New Haven
Street 2:
City: Enugu
Province: South East
Post Code: 40001
Country: Nigeria
Phone: 234-8087279833
Email: gharf_enugu@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.gharf-nigeria.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Prof.
First Name: Obioma
Last Name: Nwaorgu
Title: Executive Director
Email: obinwaorgu@yahoo.com
Phone: 234803709410

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Ogoamaka
Last Name: Aginam
Title: Snr. Programme Officer
Email: pataginam@yahoo.com
Phone: 234-8034431684

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:
Global Health Awareness Research Foundation (GHARF) is a non governmental non-profit, non-political and humanitarian organization established in 1996 and registered under Nigerian Company and Allied Matters Decree in March, 1996 with registration No. 9197. GHARF is also registered with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Enugu State Ministry of Gender Affairs and Social Development.

The vision of the organization is “to see a society where women and adolescents are free from sexuality and reproductive health problems and their rights recognized”.

Its mission is “to empower adolescents and women economically and with correct information on communicable diseases prevention and control sexuality and reproductive health issues and rights through education, research, documentation service provision and income generation.”

Its target groups include women in various communities, community-based women organisations, in-school adolescents, out-of-school youths especially rural adolescent girls, orphaned and vulnerable children and persons living positively with HIV/AIDS.

C. Thematic Areas

GHARF’s activities are carried out in the following thematic areas:
1. Peer Education/Family Life and HIV/AIDS Education (FLHE)
2. Gender and Women’s right.
3. Integrated reproductive health and vocational skills training.
4. HIV\AIDS, prevention care and support of people living with HIV/AIDS, and OVC.
5. Research, Documentation, and information dissemination.
6. Communicable disease prevention and control.

GHARF is interested in Tuberculosis control as part of a comprehensive initiative or health programme. Understanding the challenge of the spread of TB among many families in South Eastern Nigeria, GHARF sees awareness raising for collaborative control of TB and care for TB patients as paramount to development.

GHARF is deeply involved in awareness raising, seeking and establishing community care system and improving and enhancing community orientation to TB care, case detection and joint care.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
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? $1,001-$5,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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:
GHARF is involve in awareness creation of TB presentation, care, referral of TB suspect to TB DOT centres. Conducting home visit to identify patients. Advocacy visit to relevant stakeholders on TB control.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nigeria
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)
Nigeria

Specializations

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

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Nigeria

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:
GHARF will be involved in paying advocacy visits to opinion leaders, FBOs, women leaders, health personnel etc. to create awareness on TB prevention, control, care and refferal. This is to let them know the important of having Dots Centres nearer to the people and also gain the support of the leaders to sensitize the community members.

Also, GHARF will carry out TB sensitization in communities, schools, churches, meetings etc. This is to let the community members know about TB prevention, care, treatment and referral.

Again, GHARF will train selected volunteers and caregivers on TB prevention and control, care and support including referrals of TB patients to Dots Centres. These volunteers will be involved in paying home visits, caring and supporting TB patients, identify TB suspects and referring them to Dots Centres. They will also be involved in advocacy visits and to outreach centers. The caregivers will make sure that TB patients adhere to their drugs.

TB patients will be referred to TB Dots through trained TB personnel using referral forms.

GHARF will also be monitoring TB activities and mentoring the volunteers two times a months

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
There are no interests that will constitute potential or apparent conflict of interest with respect to the global partnership to stop TB.

Application date: January 23, 2011
Last updated: September 9, 2011