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Organization Contact Information

Name: HEALTH MATTERS INCORPORATED
Street 1: 4A ABULE NLA ROAD, OFF APAPA ROAD
Street 2: EBUTTE META WEST
City: LAGOS
Province: MAINLAND
Post Code: +234
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +234-8033044261
Email: healthmatters2007@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.healthmattersinc.com

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: PETER
Last Name: UJOMU
Title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Email: ujomupeter@yahoo.com
Phone: 08033044261

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: MARYANN
Last Name: MOKOBIA
Title: PROJECT OFFICER
Email: mmokobia2008@yahoo.com
Phone: +234-07038580069

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:
1. Health Matters Inc. is a nonprofit, non governmental organization founded in 1996 and registered with the corporate affairs commission under the company and allied matters decree of 1990. the organization is governed by a board of trustees, an executive committee and several professionals who manage the day to day affairs of the organization. our vision of a disease and poverty free Nigeria is captured in our mission to promote healthy living, among vulnerable groups in hard to reach communities through dissemination of information, education and economic empowerment programmes. our services are:-
health care delivery, community development, youth development an empowerment, health education and support services training and mentoring,etc.
2.Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and has the fifth largest TB burden in the world. Lagos state in turn has a population of over 17 million and is the most populated state in Nigeria. Lagos state State has 8.4% of the national TB burden with an estimated TB patient load of 21,000, attributable to the high population density. So much has been done in combating tuberculosis in Nigeria(Lagos)yet many stones are still left unturned as those in hard to reach communities are often left out in such interventions and there is need for innovation in ways of enhancing early detection of the disease
3. Health Matters Inc. is one of the NGO's in Nigeria(Lagos state) to introduce the use of mobile means in carrying out health programmes to encourage early disease detection and to provide adequate referrals. we have implemented this strategy in our HIV, Malaria and diabetes programmes albeit successful and we hope that this same strategy will be applied to tuberculosis to reduce the threat posed by this disease
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $10,001-$25,000
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:
Our organization’s contribution to national TB control plan is basically through advocacy to community stakeholders, leaders and gatekeepers, training of community volunteers on identification of TB symptoms and referal and community mobilization/sensitization.
 

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
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Nigeria
Delivery of health services and care Nigeria
Technical Assistance 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:
Advocacy:Our Organization paid advocacy visit to community leaders and gatekeepers to enlist community support for the project
Communication: Community Volunteers were trained on early identification of TB symptoms and refer suspected TB patients for treatment at the PHCs. The CVs also monitors drug adherence in their communities for the prevention of stage 2 TB. Information, Education and communication materials were also distributed in the communities.
Social mobilization for TB: our organization made use of mobile clinic to mobilize and sensitize the entire target communities on TB care/prevention and for the communities to access the TB facilities/Primary Health Centres in their area.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: January 31, 2011
Last updated: September 21, 2011