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Organization Contact Information

Name: SAfAIDS
Street 1: Corner of Sandlane and Nkoseluhlaza Street
Street 2:
City: Manzini
Province:
Post Code:
Country: Eswatini
Phone: +268 2505 3140
Email: margaret@safaids.net
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Margaret
Last Name: Thwala-Tembe
Title: Country Representative
Email: thwalatembe@gmail.com
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Phindile
Last Name: Nhleko
Title:  
Email: andziep@gmail.com
Phone:  

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:
1. SAfAID’s Mission: is to be a Centre of excellence that promotes effective and ethical development responses to Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, HIV and Gender through Advocacy, Communication and Social mobilization.
2. TB Programming falls under one of four strategic areas of focus called "HIV and TB prevention, treatment and care (including e-MTCT, Treatment as prevention)". SAfAIDS mobilise communities to enhance their understanding on TB in order to prevent themselves from developing TB, to detect it early by seeking medical attention as soon as they develop signs of TB.
3. We are planning to aggressively mobilise communities on TB in order to improve their literacy on TB for early diagnosis and treatment, support door to door home visits to create awareness on TB. So far the Swaziland NGOs have a limited understanding of TB thus we are planning to train them on the basics on TB so that they can mainstream TB in their programmes because of its high prevalence in Swaziland
 
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: 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: 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:
Through scaling up dissemination of information on TB in rural communities, developing capacity for the Miners Association on TB prevention and treatment and serve in the National Committee on TB-HIV collaboration representing the voice of the TB affected communities
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Zimbabwe
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)
Eswatini

Specializations

Advocacy

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Eswatini

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:
Community mobilization and literacy to ensure adherence to treatment, this work is done at the national level and it has been going on since 2011

Drug-Resistant TB:
Awareness raising on the drug resistant TB and also develops and disseminates information to improve community literacy on drug-resistant TB, the organisation initiated this work in 2012 and was further strengthened by the grant from Change Facility for CSO from the Stop TB Partnership

TB-HIV:
The organisation serves in the National Coordination Committee on TB-HIV where it represents issues of TB-HIV affected communities, it started in January 2014

Laboratory Strengthening:
Undertakes advocacy to ensure government allocation of resources to support laboratory supplies for testing TB and HIV since 2011

New Diagnostics:
Advocacy to ensure government support for the new diagnostics

New TB Drugs:
Advocate for government commitment in support of the procurement of the new TB drugs

New TB Vaccines:
There is no work that the organisation is doing in this area but can advocate for policy support to ensure government commitment to support availability of the New TB vaccines using the human rights based approach

Fundamental Research:
Undertake research to document successful interventions that can be replicated in other countries particularly those that are community based

Research:
Supports and undertake research to identify community based responses to TB and propose ways to strengthen them and this has been on going

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
The information that has been provided is truthful and that it is correct and there are no conflict of interest

Application date: March 30, 2014
Last updated: May 12, 2014