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Organization Contact Information

Name: The Association of People With AIDS in Kenya
Street 1: Niamey lane off Muthaiti Avenue
Street 2:
City: Nairobi
Province:
Post Code: 00100
Country: Kenya
Phone: +2540206003421
Email: tapwak@kenyaonline.com
Web Site: http://www.tapwak.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: George
Last Name: Agisa
Title: Executive Director
Email: tapwak@kenyaonline.com
Phone: +254-722451684

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Eunice
Last Name: Obonyo
Title: Project Assistant- Community Health Strategy
Email: tapwak@kenyaonline.com
Phone: +254-724245465

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
History
The Association of People with AIDS in Kenya (TAPWAK) is a charitable organization founded in July 1990 to address the health problems of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), and to provide a forum for them to share experiences and give each other support and encouragement. The organization was registered under the NGOs Coordination Act in September 1993 and formally launched in Nairobi on 1st December 1992. Branch offices were opened in Siaya District at Ugunja in 1998.

Our Vision
A Kenyan society where there are no new HIV/AIDS infections and where those infected or affected lead quality lives without discrimination or stigmatization.

Our Mission Statement:
TAPWAK exists to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Kenya and to mitigate its impact through effective education and advocacy as well as provision of emotional, social, economic and medical support to the infected and affected.

 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $5,001-$10,000
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: 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:
Community mobilization, movement building, and outreach events to affected populations
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Kenya
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)
Kenya

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Kenya

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:
Training of Community Own Resource Persons to offer personalised services to affected populations. This involves tracer and follow-up of clients on TB treatment.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Tracing and linking patients to service providers for greater reduction of drug resistance TB

TB-HIV:
Education during group therapy sessions, currently TAPWAK supports 15 village based group therapy sessions. These sessions builds the image of TB/HIV clients, helps to fight stigma and discrimination among persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS-TB.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 16, 2011
Last updated: May 10, 2012