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Organization Contact Information

Name: Umsimisi Community Project
Street 1: Gwamile Street
Street 2:
City: Mbabane
Province: Hhohho
Post Code: H100
Country: Swaziland
Phone: +268 24048243
Email: ucoproj@swazi.net
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Andrew
Last Name: Moyo
Title: Programs Director
Email: ucoproj@swazi.net
Phone: +268 76083882

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Elizabeth N.
Last Name: Maziya
Title: Executive Director
Email: ucoproj@swazi.net
Phone: +268 76519703

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:
Umsimisi Community Project is a nonprofit organization committed to facilitate communal and individual empowerment through participatory approaches. The strength of Umsimisi Community Project is in the use of Theatre for Development (T4D) on information dissemination/community mobilization and education through community dialogues where theatre is used to trigger people’s minds for healthy discussions on the subject at hand. This has however proved to be an effective medium of communication as it accommodates all groups of society to easily identify with issues indiscriminately to the level of literacy/education.
The name Umsimisi can be interpreted in different ways; however in line with our concept, it means “an establishment or source of potency/effectiveness", we believe that the quality of information and education given influences character in communal and individual effectiveness in the society.

Geographic Coverage: National
Legal Status: Registered non-profit organization in Swaziland
Date of Formation: September 2009
Date of Incorporation: December 2010
Focus: Training, Advocacy and Lobbying

Umsimisi Community Project’s areas of focus include:
a)Gender
b)HIV/AIDS
c)Health
d)Human Rights (Children’s Rights, women’s human rights

In realization of the impact of TB and HIV/AIDS in the country, the organization has see a dire need to educate the society on preventive measures and controls against the spread of TB, this includes Care and Support to TB patients.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
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: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
So far it is through community awareness campaigns. However, we are planning to take it to a higher level and train our volunteers and community based volunteers on care and support to TB patients.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Swaziland
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)
Swaziland

Specializations

Advocacy

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Swaziland

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:
Community sensitization on caring for TB patients, prevention of the spread of TB.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 10, 2012
Last updated: September 10, 2012