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Organization Contact Information

Name: Medicines for Humanity
Street 1: 800 Hingham Street
Street 2: Suite 1800
City: Rockland
Province:
Post Code: 02045
Country: United States of America
Phone: 781-982-0274
Email: timb@medicinesforhumanity.org
Web Site: http://www.medicinesforhumanity.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Kenneth
Last Name: Muko
Title: Program Director
Email: kmuko@medicinesforhumanity.org
Phone: 781-982-0274

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Tim
Last Name: Bilodeau
Title: Executive Director
Email: timb@medicinesforhumanity.org
Phone: 781-982-0274

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed 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: International
Organization Description:
The mission of Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is to save the most lives possible with each donated dollar. The focus of many of our projects is on maternal and child health and child survival. It is here that we have encountered and responded to TB cases. Our experience is in developing partnerships with in-country healthcare providers who are implementing partners andcommitted to serving the most vulnerable. We collaborate with our partners in project plan, monitoring and evaluation, troubleshooting and providing technical assistance. We are working with our local partner in Nairobi, Kenya, with whom we currently have a community based healthcare project targeted to HIV positive orphans. We are attempting to expand this project to also prevent TB where possible, and to identify and treat it where we we find TB cases in the slums around Nairobi. We will do this with a combination of capacity building, creating a community health worker network focused on TB as well as HIV AIDS, and by creating some innovative mobile diagnostic teams (MDTs).
 
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: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
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: Network with other partners
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We work internationally in 8 countries. Our Country Coordinators are each informed about the national TB control plan.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: Global
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Angola
Cameroon
Dominican Republic
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Kenya
Rwanda

Specializations

Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Angola
Delivery of health services and care Cameroon
Delivery of health services and care Haiti
Delivery of health services and care Kenya
Delivery of health services and care Rwanda

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:
We have been involved with our partner, Nyumbani, in supporting a community-based HIV-AIDS program in Nairobi, Kenya since 2002.

New TB Drugs:
Since our founding in 1997, we have been involved in procuring and shipping high quality and low cost medicines to U.S. based NGO's for their projects in over 40 developing countries. THis has included medicines and medical supplies for TB programs.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 4, 2012
Last updated: September 4, 2012