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Organization Contact Information

Name: Aide Médicale en Amérique Latine
Street 1: 12 bis, Rue Boileu
Street 2:
City: Paris
Province:
Post Code:
Country: France
Phone: 00330664380424
Email: aidemedamlat@gmail.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Catherine
Last Name: Lavielle-Candau Tilh
Title: President
Email: aidemedamlat@gmail.com
Phone:  

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: MR.
First Name: Alberto
Last Name: Colorado
Title: Vice President
Email: actbistas@gmail.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:
Medical Support in Latin America (AMAL) is an association which is both ethical and apolitical in its objective to provide health care and professional rehabilitation to MDR and XDR TB patients in Andin countries (Peru and Bolivia). Its mission is to improve the management of those afflicted with MDR or XDR TB in Trujillo, North Peru with the construction of a medical center including professional rehabilitation. This project is innovative and unique and the dual- pronged mission of both health and professional rehabilitation has yet to be done in Latin America for MDR or XDR TB patients.
 
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? Unable to disclose amount
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
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: Network with other partners
 
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:
AMAL is focused primarily in assisting patients in Trujillo, Peru. The care of MDR and XDR patients was recently added to the goals of the government of Trujillo, Peru, and was signed off upon by the Hospital General, Dr. Raul Cantera Hurtado. The current national TB control plan (which can be seen here: https://ghca.jp/files/fm/5153d4501p6ygxbgekxg_0_17.pdf) advocates for separate treatment centers for TB patients in local health centers, as well as a shift to focusing on the poverty that TB induces. AMAL contributes to this and more, in the mission to provide a health center that focuses solely on MDR and XDR TB, reducing the danger of the disease spreading, and a focus on vocational training in order to reduce the poverty that patients often find themselves in after treatment.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: France
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: American
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Bolivia
Haiti
Peru

Specializations

Delivery of health services and care

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Bolivia
Delivery of health services and care Haiti
Delivery of health services and care Peru

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:

Drug-Resistant TB:
As stated in the Global Plan, under the region of the Americas:
"Regional efforts will focus on countries with weak health systems, a high degree of poverty, a high TB burden, high MDR-TB...prevalence."

AMAL is currently working to open a health center in Trujillo, Peru, a project which will cost approximately 2 million USD. In conjunction with the local and national governments of Trujillo and Peru respectively, AMAL is dedicated to providing a $300,000 contribution to establish a vocational/professional rehabilitation center for MDR and XDR TB patients. The overall mission of AMAL, then, is to provide not only healthcare which will cure these patients, but also a program to rehabilitate the patients in order for them to avoid the poverty they may otherwise face.

The plan, quoted above, also addresses the concern for countries without an established health system. Aside from direct treatment, AMAL provides support to social workers and educators to provide more information to communities regarding TB, particularly in primary schools without a health education system in place.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 8, 2014
Last updated: April 27, 2017