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Organization Contact Information

Name: Clikgold Association
Street 1: No. 13 Samora Machel Road, Asylum-Down
Street 2: N/A
City: Accra
Province: N/A
Post Code: N/A
Country: Ghana
Phone: 233-274-899692
Email: clikfoundation@yahoo.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Samuel Boateng
Last Name: Arthur
Title: Executive Director
Email: clikfoundation@yahoo.com
Phone: 233-267-343903

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Gladys
Last Name: Obeng
Title: Progam Coordinator
Email: clikfoundation@yahoo.com
Phone: 233-247-884421

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:
Clikgold Association is a national advocacy non-governmental organization(NGO). It is registered in Ghana with the aim of mobilizing communities for effective advocacy on key community health as well as development concerns associated within our target communities.

We also undertake capacity building, through training and information dissemination, mentor-ship and adult literacy sessions for persons in targeted rural communities and urban slums.

Clikgold Assosiaction also provides Reproductive Health Education in communities within the Ayawaso Sub-Metro in Accra and has also played key roles in in the development of Schools health Education Programme and peer-to-peer education on HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis within the Greater Accra, Eastern and Central regions in Ghana.

Our interest and work in TB dates back to 2006. Tuberculosis continues to pose a serious threat to the public health and safety of Ghanaians, particlarly in slum communities where the urban poor are concentrated with living and sanitation conditions very deplorable.
Majority of the buildings and makeshift residential structures within the communities, are built close to each other with little or in some cases virtually no ventilation. It is however obvious that a single cases of Tb that is not treated has the tendency of spreading widely among communityfolk
Our concern about TB is that, inspite of the efforts of the National TB control program and its partners, the rate of infection in some communities is alarming and more seriously the detection rate is low. People were not reporting for sheer ignorance and fear of stigma. This was the situation in most of our target communities until 2009.

In June 2009 with technical support and funding from the National TB Control Program, Clikgold Association launched a rigorous Educational campaign on TB which among others, sought to create awareness about the disease and also to increase knowledge as well as reduce stigma and encourage seeking of early medical attention upon detection of clear sy
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
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: Ghana
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 contribution in the country's national control plan can be seen in the under listed activities carried out in our catchment areas i.e. (The Ayawaso Sub-Metro in Accra).

1. Sensitization and orientation workshops for 60 community opinion leaders and key stakeholders.

2. Training workshop for community TB/HIV Volunteers who are currently undertaking house-to-house education in selected communities ad detecting cases for examination.

3.Carried out Behavior change communication(BCC) activities( i.e. community drama, forums,schools,churches and mosque education in 10 communities in the Ayawaso sub-metro in Accra.

4. Peer-to-peer education on TB/HIV in schools by trained volunteers.
5. Trained 20 treatment supporters from all ten communities.

6. Distribution of I.E&C materials in communities and schools.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
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)
Ghana

Specializations

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

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Ghana

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:
Train more community volunteers, Build capacity of Community Volunteers to enhance and expand reach in their communities and neighboring communities

TB-HIV:
Expand project to include many other communities and HIV support groups and persons with HIV.
Screening TB patients for HIV, and
• Making certain that TB patients who are HIV positive are
provided with HIV care, such as cotrimoxazole and support, and
timely access to antiretroviral therapy (ART);
• Routinely screening persons with HIV for TB, provide isoniazid
preventive therapy to those without symptoms of TB, and adopt
good TB infection control policies to reduce TB transmission in communities.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 8, 2011
Last updated: June 23, 2012