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Name: Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign
Street 1: Kalungu Cresent Plot 11Northmead,Machichi Road
Street 2: Kalungu Cresent Plot 11Northmead,Machichi Road
City: Lusaka
Province: Lusaka
Post Code: 10101
Country: Zambia
Phone: +260973486533
Email: talc@iconnect.zm
Web Site: http://www.talczambia.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Fred
Last Name: Mwansa
Title: Provincial Hub Coordinator
Email: fredmwansa.talc@gmail.com
Phone: +260973486533

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Felix
Last Name: Mwanza
Title: National Coordintor
Email: felimwa@yahoo.com
Phone: +260977565644

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Historical Background of Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC)
Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC) is a membership based non-governmental body legally registered with the Registrar of Societies in Zambia on August 5, 2005 and operates as a national organization with its Secretariat located at Plot# 21, Mwalule Road (off Makishi Road), Northmead in Lusaka, Zambia.

This young but very vibrant and dynamic civil society organization was formed to lobby for equitable, affordable and sustainable access to treatment, care and support for People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in Zambia. The programme seeks to advocate for policy change and an equitable institutional and legal framework which emphasizes on policy change and behavioural change and also seeks to address issues of HIV/AIDS through treatment literacy and treatment advocacy covering the entire continuum of treatment.

National Presence

TALC is non-governmental, non-profit making, non-partisan and operates at national level with a full-time presence in seven of Zambia’s nine provinces namely; Lusaka, Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, North-Western, Western, and Southern regions but also has regular contacts with member organizations through the Network of Zambian People Living with HIV and AIDS (NZP+) and District AIDS Task Force (DATF) teams in the remaining two provinces (Luapula and Northern Provinces).
The Hubs are organized at the provincial level with representatives from each district with two District Hubs (Kaoma and Senanga) being full-time operational with District Hub Coordinators in Western Province. The work of the Hub is to empower people in a particular province in treatment literacy and advocacy skills in order to compliment Government efforts in the dissemination and enhancement of treatment literacy information.
We are alread doing tb stockout programe and we would like to rollout more on tb issues futher to our communities in zambia.To sensitize the community about the dangers and the benefit of testing
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
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: Malawi
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:
1. Background
The Stop Stockouts Campaign is a regional campaign being implemented in Uganda, Kenya, Zimbambwe, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
In 2009, the campaign was launched in Zambia , and it is being implemented by 2 organizations, the Network of People Living with HIV (NZP+) who is the current funds holder and the Treatment Advocacy & Literacy Campaign (TALC).

2. Progress
Since 2009, Zambia has implemented 3 proposals under this campaign.
Proposal 1
• The 1st one was targeted at creating awareness and sensitisation of the stop stockouts campaign through participation in national events, printing of IEC materials and T-Shirts, and through television and radio programmes.
• In this phase we captured the reality of shortage of essential medicines through testimonies by the effected people, the Zambia campaign team developed some videos and photos that were posted on the Website.
• A pill check electronic system was also conducted.

Proposal 2
• This was basically targeting advocacy around generic drugs.
• A stakeholders meeting has been conducted comprising of NGOs, CBOs, private sector and the Ministry of Health were 11 essential medicines were identified to serve compare the prices between generic drugs and branded drugs.
• A mini-research was conducted to collect prices of generic drugs versus branded drugs.
• Advocacy messages have been developed and strategic places to sign write these messages have been identified.
In this phase there is also a component of advocacy around strengthening the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority (PRA), and the lobbying with the policy makers and some line Ministries.

Proposal 3

• After the February 2012 meeting in Nairobi/Kenya, the OSF requested Zambia team to submit a proposal targeting building advocacy capacity of community at the grassroots.
• We therefore developed the proposal targeting four Districts namely Livingstone, Mongu, Solwezi and Luanshya, in each of these Districts a number of 200 community members will be trained, once the proposal is approved.
• Their role will be to monitor the availability of supplied essential medicines at their local clinics. They will be trained on how to check on the notice board, and how to engage with their local civic leaders.
• A from Casco Mubanga and Banza Chela who are the focal point persons of the campaign, In this proposal 2 extra staff have been included in the Zambia team, the one from TALC is Esnart Mwila and the one from NZP+ is Audrey Msamvu, they will be attending a training in Capetown /South Africa on access to essential medicines and intellectual property.


Compiled by Banza Chela

 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Zambia
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)
Zambia

Specializations

Advocacy

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Zambia

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:
• The 1st one was targeted at creating awareness and sensitisation of the stop stockouts campaign through participation in national events, printing of IEC materials and T-Shirts, and through television and radio programmes.
• In this phase we captured the reality of shortage of essential medicines through testimonies by the effected people, the Zambia campaign team developed some videos and photos that were posted on the Website.
• A pill check electronic system was also conducted.

Proposal 2
• This was basically targeting advocacy around generic drugs.
• A stakeholders meeting has been conducted comprising of NGOs, CBOs, private sector and the Ministry of Health were 11 essential medicines were identified to serve compare the prices between generic drugs and branded drugs.
• A mini-research was conducted to collect prices of generic drugs versus branded drugs.
• Advocacy messages have been developed and strategic places to sign write these messages have been identified.
In this phase there is also a component of advocacy around strengthening the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Authority (PRA), and the lobbying with the policy makers and some line Ministries.





Declaration

Declaration of interests:
We have member by the name of Banza Chela who is corresponding the work of atop tb partnership.

Application date: November 2, 2012
Last updated: November 2, 2012