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Name: OTEN ITA FOUNDATION
Street 1: 1/4 MAYNE AVENUE STREET CALABAR
Street 2:
City: CALABAR
Province: CROSS RIVER STATE
Post Code: +234
Country: Nigeria
Phone: 2348035900700, 7032157992
Email: otenitafoundationfoundation@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://.www.otenita.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Oten Eyo
Last Name: Ita
Title: Executive Director
Email: otenita07@yahoo.com
Phone: +2348058562783

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Dominion
Last Name: Bassey
Title: Project Coordinator
Email: dom4change@yahoo.com
Phone: +2348064435262

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: International
Organization Description:
Oten Ita foundation was founded in 1993 registered with state and local government area in 2004 and was incorporated in 2009 with cooperate Affairs commission Abuja Nigeria with registration number CAC/IT/NO 3122. This foundation was born out of an uncontrollable passion for less privileged women and children in both rural and urban communities, to see how this marginalized people can be socio- economically empowered and given a platform were they can participate in the socio- economic development and effective participation in the democratic process in Nigeria and beyond. Oten Ita foundation was passionately founded by Hon. Justice and Elder Mrs. Eyo E.Ita. The foundation as grown up to become an institution for social and economic change. The organisation is made up of the Board of Trustee, the project team and the Annual congress. We have 10 full time Staff, 30 volunteers and two on internship.

OBJECTIVES
(1) To build the capacities and develop the skills of underprivileged women, caregivers, orphans and vulnerable children.
(2) To facilitate, mobilize and promote community involvement and other stakeholders in the care, support and empowerment of underprivileged women, orphans and vulnerable children.
(3) To provide primary healthcare, information, orphans, vulnerable children and their caregivers.
(4) To facilitate sustainable livelihood alternatives at the grassroots through micro-credit, enterprise development and mentoring.
(5) To network and collaborate with other organizations on sustainable development issues.

RATIONAL FOR TB PROGRAMME
Nigeria has the world’s fourth largest tuberculosis (TB) burden, with more than 460,000 estimated new cases in 2007. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) 2009 report on global TB control, 42 percent of the new TB cases in 2007 were sputum smear-positive (SS+). Since 2002, DOTS (the internationally recommended strategy for TB control) coverage has increased rapidly from 55 percent in 2002 to 91 percent 2007, and subsequently, case dete
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
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: Network with other partners
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Nigeria
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:
The overall goal of this project is to contribute to Nigeria’s achievement of Millennium Development Goal number 6.

The purpose is to improve coverage of effective TB and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support information and services reaching the most vulnerable populations (women, men, boys and girls

Our organisation focuses on reducing the spread of the TB and mitigating the impact of TB/AIDs on the lives of the key target populations and vulnerable groups in the rural communities of Nigeria through massive awareness campaign, TB test, counseling and treatment, so far more than 1500 TB patience as being reached

Strengthened stewardship and coordination of the roles of the Local Government, CBO, FBOs, for an effective, multi-sectoral and evidence-based TB response in the rural communities of Nigeria.

Improved and increased institutional and resource capacity of Civil Society Organizations, engaged in TB prevention and treatment
 

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)
Cameroon
Nigeria

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Cameroon
Delivery of health services and care 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-HIV:
conduct VCT to patience tested with TB-HIV, and provide test kids for HIV/TB testing to Hospital

Laboratory Strengthening:
conducted capacity building for CSO, FBO on laboratory strengthening and provide institutional support support to clinic and hospital

New TB Drugs:
provided new TB drugs to hospitals

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 25, 2011
Last updated: January 15, 2014