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Organization Contact Information

Name: Manhal Charitable Organization
Street 1: Taleh Street
Street 2:
City: Mogadishu, Hargeisa and Garowe
Province: Hodan
Post Code: DHL
Country: Somalia
Phone: +25615570436
Email: manhal_tb_center@yahoo.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Nur Omar
Last Name: Warsame
Title: TB Program Manager
Email: drnurwarsame@gmail.com
Phone: +25224183108

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Mohamud Mohamed
Last Name: Ahmed
Title: Medical Director
Email: manhal_tb_center@yahoo.com
Phone: +25224427677

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:
Manhal is non governmental, non political, non profit making organization, it is a local organization established in 1994 by a group of Somali scholars to response the critical situation of the community in all sectors of the life including health care services and TB become one of the most important issue of the communities health problem. the instability, unemployment and other socioeconomically difficulties make the society more vulnerable.
Till now the organization is running four TB centers and Hospitals in three regions of the country supported by Global Fund TB,and we are planning to expand the program to the unreached communities through many different strategies.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
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? $100,001-$500,000
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: 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: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Manhal manages five TB centers in Somalia since 2003, Share the data from our centers to NTP/ MOH,low profile activities for PPM such hospitals KAAMIL general hospital, Madina Emergance Hospital, ACF nutrition and OPD center Manhal specialty hospital and other health care facilities, we do a pilot projec for contact tracing and TB outreach activities in Balcad TB center and attend monthly and quarterly meetings which are held by NTPs and GFTB.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Somalia
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: Eastern Mediterranean
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Somalia

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Somalia
Delivery of health services and care Somalia

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:
Manhal opened five TB centers where DOTS strategies from WHO are implemented, the TB patients attend daily in the centers for treatment specially in the first phase of treatment and some of them are admitted to the hospital where inpatient facilities are available like Erigavo TB hospital, ACSM is part of the daily activities in all centers, where patients are educated about the TB disease, how to prevent, how to treat, who are risk group and important of contact tracing, the community are mobilized to support the program socially and politacally and some time do contributions, good example " in El-afwein distric elders contributed a land of 50x50m2 for new TB center and so on.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Drug resistant TB is one of the important issues in the TB control program in the country, we have seen many cases who become treatment failure or drug resistant, fortunately last year 2013 the first hospital for MDR- TB was established in the country specialy in Hargeisa ,Somaliland with support of GFTB through world vision internation somalia, now more then 50 MDR-TB patients are undertreatment, NTP/MOH are planning to establish another two centers in the country, one in Mogadishu, the south and one in Puntland area.Dispite the challenges and constraints we are facing to implement the program as it is again the outcome is very acceptable till now.

TB-HIV:
Co-infection of TB-HIV is another focused area where Manhal TB program works, Every TB patient must be tested for HIV and give counseling and appropriate treatment and vice verse

Laboratory Strengthening:
Now There is one year project for strengthening TB laboratory activities supported by TB Reach project in wave 2. the project distributed a flour scent microscopes and Gene Xpert machines to enhance the TB case detection rate by improving the capacity of the laboratory section.

New Diagnostics:
Now There is one year project for strengthening TB laboratory activities supported by TB Reach project in wave 2. the project distributed a flour scent microscopes and Gene Xpert machines to enhance the TB case detection rate by improving the capacity of the laboratory section.

Research:
The promotion of research is one of the main components of the World Health Organizations Stop TB Strategy,which includes ‘programme-based operational research (OR)’ and ‘research on introducing new tools into practice’. The importance of OR in improving tuberculosis (TB) control was recognised a long time ago, and historical OR studies have been instrumental in the development of major strategies for TB control.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: October 18, 2012
Last updated: July 8, 2014