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Organization Contact Information

Name: DACKANA Community Home Based Care Project
Street 1: Natuseko Road
Street 2:
City: Kabwe
Province: Central
Post Code: 10101
Country: Zambia
Phone: +260977416702
Email: julia_phiri@yahoo.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Julia
Last Name: Phiri
Title: Executive Director
Email: julia_phiri@yahoo.com
Phone: +260977416702

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Precious
Last Name: Kwenda
Title: Programmes Officer
Email: julia_phiri@yahoo.com
Phone: +260977849564

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:
DACKANA is a community initiative established in the year 2003. In 2006 DACKANA scaled out its activities in the rural areas of Kafulamase in Kabwe and Chibombo rural. In 2010 DACKANA formed another rural project in Mansa, Luapula province.
Following an outcry by community members on the need for care and support services for the increased number of people presenting with Tuberculosis in the community coupled with the ignorance displayed and myths surrounding TB, DACKANA saw the need for getting involved in information dissemination and provision of care and support services for TB clients so as to help prevent more TB occurrences in our communities. DACKANA has been involved in the education and sensitization of communities on TB and its effects as well as treatment. We have also been identifying TB suspects with the help of the WHO guidelines and referring them to health facilities for further investigations and management. DACKANA had also intensified on the nutrition aspect by involving TB clients and their primary care-givers in the establishment of nutritional and herbal gardens to support their immunity and boost their household food security.
DACKANA plans to intensify the scaling up the implementation of the WHO 'Three Is' strategy that entails Intensified Case Finding to minimize TB prevalence and to contain its effects on people living with HIV and AIDS
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
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: 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:
DACKANA is strengthening TB case detection and drug monitoring including drug resistance in both TB and HIV patients through the home based care system. We also facilitate a single entry system for counseling, conducting referrals and follow-ups for both HIV and TB patients.
We strengthen community systems to support TB and HIV and AIDS related care and support through the volunteer community care-givers and greater involvement of support group for people on ART and TB treatment.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Zambia
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)
Zambia

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Zambia

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:
DACKANA volunteer care-givers and treatment adherence workers, follow up clients referred to health facilities and give both the client and primary care-givers (relatives) education on how the drugs are taken. Each calender day, the volunteers follow up clients and physically count the drugs remaining for the day. Hints on hygiene and importance of good ventilation is emphasized,

TB-HIV:
We have come to realize that most amongst the signs and symptoms of HIV is TB. There is a great relationship between HIV and AIDS and TB, and that most HIV and AIDS patients present with TB later. DACKANA has ensured that this fact is communicated to clients. They also encourage those who present with TB to test for HIV so as to rule out its presence. Even though there is this relationship, TB is curable even in HIV positive patiends.

New Diagnostics:
DACKANA plans to intensify case finding by vigorously engaging in door to door educational sensitization campaigns for identification of new cases. Households will be given hints on how the rest of the family members can identify new cases and how they can report those presenting with signs and symptoms for TB.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 14, 2012
Last updated: August 14, 2012