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Organization Contact Information

Name: Forum for TB Research
Street 1: B4 Fth3 VGN Mnerva
Street 2: 63, Guruswamy Road, VGN Nagar
City: Nolambur
Province: Chennai
Post Code: 600095
Country: India
Phone: 01 44 28384823
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.(Mrs)
First Name: Manjula
Last Name: Datta
Title: Scientific Officer and Epidemiologist
Phone: 91 9884152995

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.(Ms)
First Name: Krithika
Last Name: Datta
Title: Consultant
Phone: 919840111369

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:
ASPIRE is a society devoted to research and training in primary care. Our main objective is to make available technologies in health care reach those who need them - modellig delivery strategies on the DOTS Programme. The Forum for TB Research is a section of ASPIRE and focusses on identifying research needs in TB in the following Areas:
a. Beyomd DOTS......... How to cut transmission
b. TB in children........ Howmuch is there how to diagnose and what to do about it

I retired as a Deputy Director from thr Tuberculosis research centre where I havew worked for over 30 years. I am passionately interested in working towards elimination of TB
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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
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 hold awareness caps train health workers in the detection and management of TB and help provide DOTS providers to the PHCs

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)


Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Technical Assistance India


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:

Drug-Resistant TB:
We plan to study the role of the private sector in contributing to thee development of MDR TB..... The risk factors and the management

New Diagnostics:
We are in a position to evaluate new diagnostics

New TB Drugs:
We work with the school pf Parmaceutics Vels University and the TRC in developing new TB drugs and in new methods of TB drug delivery

We would loke to participate in any operational research programmes.


Declaration of interests:
We are currently not involved in any activity that could lead to a conflict of interest with the partnership

Application date: March 19, 2012
Last updated: July 26, 2013