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Organization Contact Information

Name: YOUTHS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (YUSUD)
Street 1: CHEKMULA BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, SUITE No. 19
Street 2: JOMO KENYATTA HIGHWAY
City: KISUMU CITY
Province: KISUMU COUNTY, NYANZA
Post Code: P.O. BOX 7931 - 40100 KISUMU
Country: Kenya
Phone: +254721295974
Email: yusudkisumu@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.yusud.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: MR
First Name: NIXON
Last Name: SAMBA OTIENO
Title: CHAIRMAN & CEO
Email: yusudkisumu@gmail.com
Phone: +254721295974

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: MRS
First Name: JEMIMA
Last Name: ANYANGO
Title: TREASURER & FINANCE OFFICER
Email: yusudkisumu@gmail.com
Phone: +254729776141

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:
YOUTHS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (YUSUD) is a not-for-profit making, non-religious and non-political youth-led CBO working with the young people and the local communities through promoting the "Social Entrepreneurship Concept" by combining the passion of a social mission with business disciplines, innovation and determination and is therefore strategically using Business Model Approaches in responding to Social Problems such as HIV/AIDS pandemic, STIs, TB, Communicable diseases, Poverty, Unemployment, Under-Employment, Drugs and Substance Abuse, Teenage Pregnancy, Prostitution, Crime, Environmental Degradation etc which have hit hardest on the people at the Base of Pyramid (BOP)

We work with people at the BOP including rural communities, urban poor, PLWHA, the Young people, OVCs, Widows/Widowers, PWDs and the women to empower them on socio-economic and cultural issues.

Kisumu County in Nyanza Province has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Kenya. TB is the leading killer among the PLWHA in Nyanza region mostly due to lack of access to drugs, poor hygiene practices and lack of awareness.

YUSUD therefore has been involved in and intends to double its efforts in promoting community awareness on the preventive measures and general knowledge on TB, Mobilize resources towards management of TB at Community level, Assist those infected on the effective curative measures on TB.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
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: 51 - 99
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $1,001-$5,000
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: 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:
YUSUD is currently running a program fighting HIV/AIDS thro green energy which is program that attempts to design and/or develop strategies that address preventive measures and Comprehensive Care through socio-economic empowerment of the Youth, PLWHA and the community at large.

Kisumu County in Nyanza Province has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Kenya. TB is the leading killer among the PLWHA.

Through our socio-economic empowerment programs targeting the Young people and local communities in both informal settlements and rural households, YUSUD has been involved in promoting community awareness on the preventive measures and general knowledge on TB, Mobilize resources towards management of TB at Community level, Assist those infected on the effective curative measures on TB.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Kenya
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)
Kenya

Specializations

Advocacy
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Kenya
Research and Development Kenya
Technical Assistance Kenya

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:
YUSUD has been involved in promoting community awareness on the preventive measures and general knowledge on TB, Mobilize resources towards management of TB at Community level, Assist those infected on the effective curative measures on TB.

TB-HIV:
YUSUD is running a campaign called Going beyond ABC: Fighting HIV/AIDS thro Green Energy which is a program designed and developed to provide strategies that address preventive measures and Comprehensive Care through socio-economic empowerment of the Youth, PLWHA and the community at large.

For the Young people, this program provides creative approaches that ensure young people have the knowledge and skills in managing and exploiting locally available resources to improve their livelihoods. As a Preventative approach to behavioral management, the program focuses on what environmental friendly activities the youth can engage in to be successful now and in the future.

For PLWHA, This program attempts to provide practical solutions in ensuring that the environments where they thrive is free of pollution by adopting the use of green energy for their basic energy needs in cooking, lighting, phone charging, food preservation and water treatment. Furthermore, Green energies are available free of charge and therefore will assist PLWHA in saving money which can therefore be diverted towards achieving other personal developments and/or providing further comprehensive care.



Research:
YUSUD has been conducting research on the various factors affecting the management of HIV/AIDS and TB at community levels by focusing a lot on the socio-economic contexts. The study aimed to interrogate the role of financial independence of the the young people and the women negotiating for safer sexual practices and in making decisions on the management of the environments where they thrive.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
As of this 23rd day of September 2012, Neither myself nor any member or staff of YUSUD has any known interest in the Global Partnership to Stop TB that may directly or indirectly cause any conflicts

Application date: September 23, 2012
Last updated: April 1, 2013