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Organization Contact Information

Name: Youth Development and Voice Initiative (Yovi)
Street 1: Kalpohin Estate Road,
Street 2: Opposite District Fire Service
City: Tamale
Province: Northern Region
Post Code: +233
Country: Ghana
Phone: 03720 92392
Email: yovighana2015@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.yovighana.com

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Hussein
Last Name: Abdul-Rahman
Title: Programme Manager
Email: yovigh@yahoo.com
Phone: 0203806547

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Miss
First Name: Hamida
Last Name: Mohammed
Title: Gender Desk Officer
Email: hamdarams@gmail.com
Phone: 0244 686 742

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:
Youth Development and Voice Initiative (Yovi) was founded by young professionals who showed concern about the plight of the rural population in the Northen Region of Ghana; especially the conditions of many youth, women and children. They pledged their commitment to work together to improve the prospects and opportunities of these vulnerable groups. Yovi is a registered Youth-led Non-profit, Nonpolitical, Non-ethnic NGO that exists to help empower women and children and other vulnerable groups to contribute meaningfully towards national development and prosperity.

Members of Yovi in forming the organization, recognized the fact that children are the most vulnerable group in society and need a little push in order to realize their dreams and aspirations. With solid backgrounds and experience in working with youth and children, Yovi developed educational programmes to help unlock new opportunities and develop their full potential. We began providing micro-credit loans to help families who only need a small amount of capital to facilitate their businesses. These loans are organised around groups to provide a network of support and discussion whilst also creating a feeling of community.

The mission of Yovi is to contribute to the national strategy for improving the quality of life through proper family planning management and quality reproductive health education and services. Yovi works largely in the area of TB management, HIV/AIDS,Family planning and maternal and child health related issues.

Yovi is interested in TB activities because these has been the main focus area of work of the organisation. We are currently providing TB education for community members and basic schools in the Tamale metropolis. In the near future Yovi would be strategising its activities in line with the Government of Ghana development policies. We hope to expand our coverage and provide more education and training to enhance the capacity of health professional and community-based volunteers to intensify campaigns and improve
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
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: 6 - 10
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
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: Information on developments within the TB world
 
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:
Yovi has previously implemented programmes in two districts of Northern Ghana namely, Savelugu/Nanton and Tamale Metropolis. Yovi has been part of the Ghana HIV/AIDs multi-sectoral programme which has also addressed some of the TB issues. Yovi has partnered several development-oriented organisations to educate the general public on the tenets of TB. In partnership with the Ghana Health Service and National Population Council, Yovi has worked with these institutions through engaging them as resource persons and also tasking them to produce evidence based data relevant to addressing TB issues. Yovi is currently focusing in schools and communities to address challenges confronting these category of beneficiaries.
 

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:
Through workshops and seminars, Yovi has instituted a youth centre to ensure that the youth have access to services and information necessary to transform their lives. Community-based football and other fun games has helped to educate as many youth as posible to deal with their own challenges.

TB-HIV:
Yovi has partnered Ghana Health Service to champion the crusade of reaching community members through education and service enhancement activities to ensure that TB is reduced drastically. We have champion the promotion of house-to-house activities at the local level to ensure community participation in TB eradication process. We have also worked with local teams (stakeholders) to ensure that the programme is community owned.

Fundamental Research:
Yovi has conducted several baseline surveys to unlock the challenges confronting community members and ways of addressing them. The feedback has help the organisation to device appropriate mechanism in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
Yovi declears that the information provided are true reflection of the organisation's work over the years.

Application date: July 19, 2013
Last updated: June 16, 2014