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Organization Contact Information

Name: Agency for Health and Food Security
Street 1: Kwadwo Owusu Sekyere Road,
Street 2: South Suntreso, B12.
City: Kumasi
Province: Ashanti
Post Code: P. O. Box KS 13804, Kumasi.
Country: Ghana
Phone: 00233208273576
Email: ahefsinternational@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.ahefs.webs.com

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Kwaku
Last Name: Asante
Title: Executive Director
Email: asante.kwaku@gmail.com
Phone: 00233208273576

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Ninsau
Last Name: Kwesi Darko Alazar
Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Director
Email: ninsaukd@gmail.com
Phone: 00233273398168

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:
Mission: Facilitate innovative health technologies for disease prevention and treatment through behavioral change and system sciences. Promote sustainable systems of Agriculture and environmental sanitation.
Why TB: TB is co-infected with HIV and hence targeting HIV alone without TB does not fully address the problem of HIV.
What We Do: We train volunteers to educate communities on HIV and TB. We undertake monitoring and evaluation of CBOs and volunteer activities
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $500,001-$1 MIL
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: 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:
With our 60 volunteers, TB patients are counseled and referred to health facility for prompt treatment and HIV counseling and testing.
 

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
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Ghana
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities Ghana
Technical Assistance 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:
From February to October 2014, over 24000 people were educated on TB and the need to visit health facilities for DOTS coverage. Community residents continue to receive such social mobilization and education of TB.

Drug-Resistant TB:
AHEFS through its community-based surveillance volunteers continues to educate community members using community information systems to get people testing and track resistance to TB drugs.

TB-HIV:
By promoting HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC)at the community level, persons testing positive for HIV are also tested for TB. This way, TB treatment can be initiated before it worsens.

Laboratory Strengthening:
AHEFS continue to work with lab technicians to improve specimen quality, microscopy and remove bottlenecks to diagnosis and case detection.

New Diagnostics:
With integrated enabler package and community communication systems in place, people showing signs of TB are motivated to visit health facilities to be tested and treated.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: October 22, 2014
Last updated: December 9, 2014