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Organization Contact Information

Name: Mongolian Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Street 1: Unit 502, Building of 'Trust Med' Co. LTD. Narnii Zam 8/1, Bayangol District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, PO Box 49347
Street 2:
City: Ulaanbaatar
Province: Ulaanbaatar City
Post Code:
Country: Mongolia
Phone: 976-11-50157111
Email: dawaa0601@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://monmata.com (currently non-functional but will be in the short-term).

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Davaaasuren
Last Name: Tserendoo
Title: Executive Director
Email: dawaa0601@yahoo.com
Phone: 976-11=50157111

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Turbat
Last Name: Bayartnasan
Title: District Officer
Email: Tor_bat@yahoo.com
Phone: 976-11-50505078

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:
MATA was established in 1993 and has been supporting the countries fight against tuberculosis since then.

1) MATA's mission is to reduce the prevalence of tuberculosis and lung disease in Mongolia.

The main focus of MATA's work is the coordination of a network of 300 volunteers nationwide who support the community-DOTS program by providing anti-TB medications to patients every day.

2)Mongolia has a high burden of TB. MATA's work helps to raise awareness of TB and improve the quality of the TB program which improves the quality of life of individual patients and benefits the entire community.

3) MATA plans to continue its direct involvement in the DOTS program, including the provision of treatment for MDR-TB in the community. In addition it plans to undertake ACSM activities to improve the public's awareness of TB thereby improving case detection and reduce stigma and discrimination.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
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: Network with other partners
 
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:
Our organisation is an important supporter of the national TB program. Through managing an extensive network of volunteers who provided DOTS directly to patients, MATA directly improves patient outcomes and treatment success. MATA is a member of the Mongolian TB Coalition which aims to bring together the key stakeholders in TB control to improve the overall quality of the program.

MATA has a role is the accreditation and training of TB doctors in Mongolia, in collaboration with the Mongolian Ministry of Health.

In addition, MATA has developed a range of IEC and BCC materials with the aim of improving community awareness of TB.
 

Geographical Reach

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

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Mongolia
Delivery of health services and care Mongolia

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:
2003-2008: Involved in the project; "Accelerating DOTS in Mongolia" which covered Ulaanbaatar City and 8 of the aimags (provinces) with the highest TB burden.

2005-2010: DOTS Plus Project; which expanded the original grant to include the remaining 13 aimags.

2008-2011: This initiative was funded under a Rolling Continuation Channel arrangement from the GFATM.

2011-2016: Currently involved in implementing the grant;"Achieving the TB related MDG targets by 2015 through improving quality and access to TB services by strengthening DOTS program, infection control and addressing the threats of MDR-TB and HIV/TB co-infection".

The main two DOTS activities our volunteers are involved in are:

Home-DOTS: The volunteer travels to patients' home every day to deliver medication. During March 2013 there were 434 patients enrolled in this program.

Lunch-DOTS: Volunteers provide anti-TB medications to patients after the patients have had a free meal at a cafe contracted by MATA. Currently 279 patients are served by this program.

Patients for both of these programs are selected against a set criteria and in consultation with the treating team. In 2011, of 621 patients 600 of these (96.6%) completed treatment.

Volunteers are involved in contact tracing through referring household contacts of TB patients to the TB dispensary.

Produces various IEC/BCC materials which are distributed to patients and volunteers in Ulaanbaatar and in the aimags.

Trains peer educators at selected secondary schools. Training has now been undertaken in 36 secondary schools.

Organises hand-craft training for TB clinic nurses and TB patients; providing an avenue for income generation. 200 people have received training to date.

MATA collaborates with the Taiwan Anti-Tuberculosis Association through a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2009 and due to expire in 2015. This supports the production of the MATA magazine and newsletter (an important component of our ACSM strategy) and also provides training to Mongolian clinical staff and sharing of information and resources.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Provides MDR-TB treatment to approximately 50 patients in the community (through home and lunch DOTS). MATA provided 111 food packages to patients with MDR-TB in 2012.

TB-HIV:
TB/HIV co-infection is not a large problem in Mongolia at present. I am not aware if MATA volunteers has been involved in treatment provision to these patients.

Research:
In 2011, a volunteer with MATA (an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development) undertook operational research through surveys and questionnaires aimed at assessing MATA's program from the point of view of 4 groups; patients, health-care volunteers, medical staff and MATA staff. This report generated a list of recommendations which could form the basis for future policy.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: May 15, 2013
Last updated: June 6, 2013