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Organization Contact Information

Name: OneVoice South Africa
Street 1: FNB House
Street 2: 151 Musgrave Road
City: Durban
Province: KwaZulu-Natal
Post Code: 4001
Country: South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)31 2020555
Email: info@onevoice.org.za
Web Site: http://www.onevoice.org.za

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Marlijn
Last Name: van Berne
Title: acting Managing Director
Email: marlijn@onevoice.org.za
Phone: +27 (0)31 2020555

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Khusta
Last Name: Mabaso
Title:  
Email: spm@onevoice.org.za
Phone: +27 (0)31 2020555

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:
OneVoice South Africa is a vibrant and unique non-governmental organisation, which uses innovative and creative ways of actively involving young people in HIV and TB prevention. Our programme is appealing to young people because is provides them with a platform to discuss and address HIV and AIDS, TB, life skills, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender and human rights.

We became interested in TB during the second half of 2011, when we realised that it was no longer possible to address either the HIV, or the TB epidemics, in isolation. If we were are to support our target audience (young people, 13-19 years) with the right information for them to understand what choices and behaviours place them at risk, then they can best protect themselves or manage critical health and lifestyle situations.

As a result of this realisation, we have now integrated TB throughout our prevention programme - and are actively supporting young people in becoming their own TB advocates skilled at detecting TB early and accessing TB services to get screened and tested.
 
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: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
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: Information on developments within the TB world
 
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 are implementing a schools programme which has been developed in support of the national response to HIV and TB. We are also currently implementing an early TB detection pilot with the South African Medical Research Council's, TB Bio-Medical Research Unit. This pilot project and its aims were presented to the provincial department of health, and the schools programme in its entirety has been endorsed by the provincial department of education.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
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)
South Africa

Specializations

Advocacy

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy South Africa

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:
Included in our Schools Programme, we have a section called The Basics of TB and TB-HIV Co-infection which expands on the link between HIV and TB. Facilitators spend some time on this subject, as approximately 60-80% of all people diagnosed with TB in South Africa are also HIV positive. These TB workshops are held during September of each academic school year.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 10, 2012
Last updated: May 15, 2015