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Organization Contact Information

Name: Buds of Christ
Street 1: M 201, KOOTAPALLI HOUSING BOARD COLONY
Street 2:
City: Tiruchengode
Province: Tamilnadu
Post Code: 637214 INDIA
Country: India
Phone: 914288281722
Email: jpaul@budsofchrist.org
Web Site: http://www.budsofchrist.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Jeyapaul
Last Name: Sunder Singh
Title: Director
Email: jpaul@budsofchrist.org
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Mary
Last Name: Julie
Title: Director (Programs)
Email: julie@budsofchrist.org
Phone:  

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Faith-based organization (FBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Buds of Christ works with orphans and vulnerable children and young people in India with a primary focus on Health and Education.

Buds of Christ's key objectives are;
To advocate for improved access to care and support services for Orphans and Vulnerable young Children including children living with HIV / TB
To provide health and educational support services for disadvantaged children and youth in rural communities
To work towards social security and protection of children rights in education, health, community, domestic, legal spheres and other settings
To organise grandparents and caretakers and link them with existing government schemes and services
To network with various government and non-governmental organisations in upholding the rights of children and encourage children participation at all levels
To actively engaged in prevention of epidemics like HIV, TB

What we do on TB control:
In our reach to vulnerable children in rural Namakkal district in Tamilnadu, we have organised support groups of children living with HIV, where we have developed peer educators among CLHIV in prevention of TB and other key opportunistic infections among children and their family members.
We have also developed a cartoon story book on TB and HIV to help children educate and prevent TB

 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
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? $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:
We monitor children living with HIV and their families for TB and refer them for prevention, treatment and provide treatment education and care and support services there by contributing to the National TB Control Plan.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
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)
India

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy India

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:
Our primary work is among children living with HIV and their family members. Hence we focus on the child and the parent affected by HIV and highly prone and/or affected by TB in the region.

New Diagnostics:
We strongly advocate for new diagnostics facility to be available at every district in our country. Especially for those living with HIV, we need diagnostics facility to go beyond the usual sputum, x ray and mandox. Extra pulmanory TB tests are essential to prevent and early treatment of the same to avoid unwanted deaths among children and family.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: January 24, 2011
Last updated: February 20, 2013