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Organization Contact Information

Name: JAINTIA HILLS DISTRICT TUBERCULOSIS FORUM
Street 1: NH-44
Street 2:
City: SHILLONG
Province: JOWAI
Post Code: 793150
Country: India
Phone: 09862069263
Email: jtbjaintia@yahoo.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: JOSHUA
Last Name: RYNJAH
Title: RYNJAH
Email: jorynjah@gmail.com
Phone: 09862069263

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: HEIBHAHLANG
Last Name: LYTAN
Title: LYTAN
Email: heibhahlytan@gmail.com
Phone: 09863774191

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Organization Type - Primary: Patient Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
1. Engage communities and community-based care providers improve TB care and control, especially for marginalized and vulnerable populations including TB-HIV patients.
2. The association will generate awareness, educating the community on prevention and treatment of tuberculosis.
3. Playing a major in advocacy and in mobilizing community support.
4. Supporting TB patients and their families through fostering positive attitudes and non discriminatory practices.
5. Involving the community in implementing DOTS (directly observed treatments short course)
6. Providing information to the community about TB an its cure which may serve to help reduces stigma and popularizes treatment with DOTS.
7. Increasing awareness in the community about the facilities provided by the government for TB diagnosis’s and treatment so that these suspects know where to go and what to do.
8. Putting the patients and family at ease by reducing fears and helping them better cope with the illness as well as manage the disease and its treatment.
9. To co-ordinate with district RNTCP units to implement a minimum set of advocacy, communication and social mobilization intervention in a district involving with others partner like Self Help Groups (SHG), community based organization and other NGO
10. ACSM.
 
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: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
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: India
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:
Jaintia Hills district tuberculosis Forum is providing help and information to the patients and the people of jaintia hills about TB and services rendered by the Government.
The District TB forum has taken the initiative by addressing the problem of the paatient’s of the absent of the Doctor in Tuberculosis Center to the authority concern. The District TB forum sent a letter to the DTO, DM&HO, Deputy Commissioner and STO and requested for early action.
The members of the District Tuberculosis Forum have engaged in the field activities of the programme,by giving awareness and conducting acaommunity Meeting.
Defaulter retrieval is the activity that member has started on the months of June and July 2011 which is still going on.
Additionally, three suspects have been diagnosed with TB in the month of March and April, 2011.
Retrieved three defaulters’ i.e Mr Jameris Shiangshai, Mr Shaniah Talang and Mr Thia Patkma contributing to the control of high default rate in the district with 13 defaulters in the second last of the quater.
Lastly we regret for not being to follow-up due to the lack of financial support.
 

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

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 Care Delivery:
The Jaintia Hills District Tuberculosis Forum under project Axshya.Conducted Community Meeting to educate the people about DOTs Treatment,Care and CONTROL of the diseases in the Community. The T.B. Forum mainly concentrate in ACSM in the entire Jaintia Hills District,India, and also Co-ordinate with the District Tuberculosis Society(RNTCP), Jowai, India.Lastly the Forum have Conducted Rally and Public Meeting.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: March 28, 2013
Last updated: July 23, 2013