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Organization Contact Information

Name: COCOA
Street 1: 10 Witton Road
Street 2: Six ways Aston
City: Birmingham
Province: West Midlands
Post Code: B6 5NY
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: 0121 551 5599
Email: cocoauk10@yahoo.co.uk; cocoa@btconnect.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Mango
Last Name: Hoto
Title: Director
Email: mango_hoto@sky.com
Phone: 00447460175499

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Bilonda
Last Name: Kamay
Title: Director
Email: cocoa@btconnect.com
Phone:  

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed 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: International
Organization Description:
We are an organisation that support migrant communities to ingrate in the UK. We have been etablished since 2004, and since 2010 we have opened our international branch in Africa to help vulnerable community with education, health care awareness and leadership training. We are interested in Tuberculosis because of our past experiences working with Tuberculosis patients and their families. some of our members lost their loves one due to TB and we are committed to help any government with raising awareness about TB. We have been running several project in the city of Birmingham/UK to encourage the uptake of TB test amongst migrant communities. We have organised public events during TB World Day to raise public awareness. We are running TB workshops in different colleges in Birmingham to support student, especially those who are new entrant in UK and from the countries of high prevalent. We are planning to export our strategy outside the UK to work with African countries. We do believe by experting our campaign strategy to Africa, we will contribute to TB control strategy.
 
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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
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: 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:
Our organisation has been contributing to Public Health England TB control plan by executing several project amongst migrant communities. We are involved in our local TB Partnership board and one of our Director was selected to serve to the Board of NICE for TB National Guidance development Group. We have developed TB community advocate group, this group do bring together faiths and community leaders to talk about TB control within our community.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: European
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Eritrea
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Specializations

Advocacy

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Democratic Republic of the Congo
Advocacy United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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:
WE are currently delivering DOTS in UK and are waiting to work with DR Congo --- we have been working with affected communities raising awareness of TB and mobilising community to understand signs and symptoms for the early presentation to reduce diagnosis delay.

TB-HIV:
We are working to reduce the stigma of TB-HIV amongst migrant communities living in West Midlands. We are hoping to export the same strategy to Africa soon.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No interest to declare.

Application date: March 30, 2014
Last updated: April 8, 2014