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Organization Contact Information

Name: PEOPLE LIKE US (PLUS) KOLKATA
Street 1: 254, BONOMALI BANERJEE ROAD
Street 2:
City: KOLKATA
Province: WEST BENGAL
Post Code: 700 082
Country: India
Phone: 91 33 2402 9305
Organization Email: pluskolkata@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.pluskolkata.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Agniva
Last Name: Lahiri
Title: Executive Director
Email: agniva@pluskolkata.org
Phone: 91 9830510527

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Subharthi
Last Name: Mukherjee
Title: Secretary
Email: pluskolkata@gmail.com
Phone: 91 9830859329

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:
People Like Us (PLUS) – Kolkata, UN RED RIBBON Award winning Organization formed in 2001 is a support group of marginalised and vulnerable young gender variant people, MSM and Transgender in Kolkata providing safer space for vulnerable and marginalized young gender variant males and Transgender population who are into sex work. In 2003, PLUS was formally registered under the West Bengal Society Registration Act (1961) and currently has seven elected community members on its board. The area of operation: Promotion, protection and advancement of young gender variant males and Transgender health, especially their sexual and reproductive health towards ensuring their meaningful participation and perspectives at all levels of decision-making.
Through our intervention in HIV prevention program we found that The Indian Tuberculosis control programme, ‘Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme’ is working in a very strategic way but the reality is that in Howrah district most of the slum dwellers & poor people prefer grass root level doctors instead of Govt. facilities for tuberculosis treatment due to easy accessibility or familiarity with them. Most of the time the grass root level doctors doing treatment erratically and in maximum cases the affected person develop MDRTB and spread TB to other family members and neighbourhoods.
keep this sitution in mind we understood that it is urgently needed to increase the outreach in slum areas under RNTCP to cope up with this problem.
To address this issue in National level we have identified and trying to build the competencies of the motivated health advocates and TB affected people and to stop the dangerous treatment process. We strongly belives it is necessary to strengthen the representatives of TB affected community and civil society with the latest knowledge in TB, MDR-TB and HIV associated TB. through our health and HIV related outreach and clinical service we reach out most at risk population with minimum budget and linking with the DOT centre though we belive
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $1,001-$5,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
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: Technical assistance and advice
 
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:
By increase the outreach in slum areas under RNTCP to cope up with the problem.
To address this issue in National level we have to identify and build the competencies of the motivated health advocates and TB affected people and to stop the dangerous treatment process immediately it is necessary to strengthen the representatives of TB affected community and civil society with the latest knowledge in TB, MDR-TB and HIV associated TB.

 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: South East Asian
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
India

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy India

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:
TB HIV program under targeted intervention

Research:
to work with most at risk population

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 30, 2012
Last updated: July 11, 2016