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Organization Contact Information

Name: Sambhav Social Service Organization
Street 1: Gargi House,
Street 2: 93 Balwant Nagar,
City: Gwalior
Province: MP
Post Code: 474002
Country: India
Phone: 917512341995
Email: sambhavngo@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.sambhavindia.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: SK
Last Name: Singh
Title: Director
Email: sksingh9@aim.com
Phone: 9993592492

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Priyanka
Last Name: Singh Tomar
Title: CEO
Email: zohrarian@gmail.com
Phone: 9993592493

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Equality,opportunity and Justice for all.
Tuberculosis is major killer in the Sahariya Tribal Group in Gwalior region of MP India. Sambhav comes across deaths from TB almost every week or month.It has become top priority for the organization to concentrate on TB. Sambhav has worked with Action Aid, Christian Aid and VHAI to treat and prevent TB. Non cooperation and adhoc behavior of the Government services make it very hard to focus methodically and scientifically. Given the resources, Sambhav wishes to focus on entire sahariya population and mobilize and train then for demand.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $10,001-$25,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
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:
Working in close relationship with the area PHC and District TBOs. Education on how to reduce unpleasant effect of drugs,retention in the treatment,urging local practitioners to refer the cases to the PHC and DTO. Though more than often, Sahariyas do not complete the treatment. They cannot stop working. Belief in Magic and Cult also hampers. Private practitioners are more interesting in prescribing irrational drugs and making it un affordable. Many Hospitals also do not follow the NTP recommendations seriously.
 

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
Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy India
Delivery of health services and care 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:
Sahariya Tribal community is most marginalized people.Their communication with the outsiders is limited. Language and cultural barriers are maojor hurdels. Sambhav is present in a large number of their habitations. Based on our rapport, we have found it possible to involve them . To improve overall living conditions, advocacy for land rights, functional education systems and their participation in the governance is also crucial. Sambhav feels strongly that attitude change is first thing towards better implementation. Death does not bother them as much humiliation and exploitation does. Sahariyas are simple people. Number of camps and meetings have been organized. But everything works only for few weeks then its back to square one.TB is never a priority of the District Head. Sambhav has been successful for part of the time in drawing the top decision makers. But their priorities are decided by political reasons. In Ghatigaon, Shivpuri, and Sheopur sahriays are living in very difficult situations. Sambhav is positioned well to mobilize both the People and government. But no plan is followed. Everybody is too busy with too many things. Sahariyas have also lost all hopes from the state.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Its a serious concern at present. Over the years, number of cases with Drug Resistant cases is on rise.it is making further difficult to follow the patients.Realistically, it was inevitable in this region specially among the Sahariyas. All along the TB program suffered due to weak implementation and zero participation of community and use of irrational drugs that we are facing the crisis. It may soon make TB program totally out of hand for this population.We plan to create a community present slide collection and drug distribution center. Sahariya women can play major role in combating the disease.

Laboratory Strengthening:
From the Diagnostic center, it will always be partial coverage. The slide collection has to be in the community. The examination has to be done fast.Even the physicians are not available on time. Sambhav had submitted a project but did not succeed. I have come to believe that government machinery only works if the District magistrate gets involved.

New TB Vaccines:
Vaccination has always been very poor in this region i.e. Shivpuri, Ghatigaon and Sheopur. Even with so much of hue and cry our routine immunization is barely around 28%.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: June 24, 2013
Last updated: July 22, 2013