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Organization Contact Information

Name: care & support welfare organization
Street 1: C-68 shamsi society
Street 2: wireless gate Airport Malir
City: Karachi
Province: Sind
Post Code: 74000
Country: Pakistan
Phone: 00923323632868
Email: caresupport.pk@hotmail.com
Web Site: http://www.caresupport.org.pk

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: FARHAT
Last Name: SIKANDER
Title: President
Email: fari_dowite@yahoo.com
Phone: 923233208979

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: IQBAL
Last Name: SIKANDER
Title: PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST
Email: drsikander.sacp@yahoo.com
Phone: 923002236855

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:

Care & Support Welfare Organization (CSO) has its Project office, Drop-in centre and a Vocational/Social Support Centre in the red light area in Karachi, Pakistan. CSO has been providing primary health care, VCCT for HIV & AIDS and STIs, mobile based social/medical services and prevention services to FSW’s, MSW’s/HSW, PLHA, their families. CSO is also providing primary Education to Children of Sex Workers.
How are sex workers involved in your organization?:
CSO has implemented a UNFPA-funded project as a partner NGO for HIV prevention among FSW/MSW during the past 3 years. Currently the same project is implementing funded by the Government of Pakistan. All project’s outreach and Field staff consist of sex workers. Advocacy and consensus is mandatory with sex workers in all issues.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organization work on?:
Oppose the criminalization and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to Social, legal, civic and health services, including primary health care, HIV treatment and care, sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, LEA, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face:
Sex work is illegal in Pakistan and socially not acceptable at any level and by all stake holders of governance. Due to this the attitude and behaviour of law enforcement agencies and t
 
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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? < $1,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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:
our organization is providing awareness services regarding diagnosis and referral to different TB diagnostic and treatment centers in existing public sector as well as private(NGO) TB centers in the region.we also arrange sensitization workshops regarding TB among high risk groups of HIV AIDS'
 

Geographical Reach

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

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Pakistan

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-HIV:
cso is working to provide community and home based care for PLHIV and pakistan has very high HIV /TB co-infection prevalence .we are also providing institution based care and support to PLHIV at HIV treatment center. we facilitate PLHIV to TB centers for diagnosis and treatment facilities and also provide TB drugs to HIV patient to their homes as taken by TB centers.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
agreed

Application date: October 7, 2013
Last updated: November 13, 2013