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Organization Contact Information

Name: Youth Advocates Ghana-YAG
Street 1: Good Foudation School Street
Street 2: Sarquah Junction
City: Nsawam
Province: Akuapem South District,Eastern Region
Post Code: 00233
Country: Ghana
Phone: +233 242 842 833
Email: youthaffairs.ghana@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://youthaffairsghana.com/

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Emmanuel
Last Name: Ametepey
Title: Executive Director
Email: ametemma@yahoo.com
Phone: +233 206 077 870

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Frank
Last Name: Aboagye
Title: Executive Secretary
Email: ghananero@yahoo.com
Phone: +233 208 610 716

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:
Youth Advocates Ghana-YAG is a Non-Governmental Organization which emerged through the efforts of ten (10) young Ghanaians in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The ten initiators of YAG saw the need to offer social services and health education to rural communities. This vision came about when they realized on their regular visit to rural communities that most rural folks needed information about health related issues such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis (T.B), Sexual &Reproductive Health Rights and education.


 
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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
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: Network with other partners
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Ghana
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:
Youth Advocates Ghana-YAG in collaboration with other health service providers organize prevention and intervention programs at community levels.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
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)
Ghana

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Ghana

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:
Youth Advocates Ghana-YAG works with a wide range of social groups, non-governmental organizations, religious groups,students groups and communities to help build relationships with key people and organizations and to identify common concerns.These focal groups are equipped with the requisit skills on early detection and provide the beneficiary communities with basic knowledge on resources availbale for those affected, processes for testing and aid institutions available in Ghana. The campaign seeks to erase any cultural and superstitious beliefs associated with the disease and that prevent people to seek medical attention. This creates opportunities for the community to learn new knowledge together and together kick against TB.

TB-HIV:
Youth Advocates Ghana-YAG has being working in collaboration with the local health centers to build synergies between TB and HIV treatment and prevention at the community levels.Our past achievements are:
New Case detection in rural communities,referral,social mobilization ,education and sensitization on both TB and HIV.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
I declare to fully abide by the goals and values of the Partnership policy.

Application date: October 27, 2012
Last updated: November 16, 2012