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Organization Contact Information

Name: TB & HIV Investigative Network
Street 1: 324 Florida Road
Street 2: Morningside
City: Durban
Province: Kwa-Zulu Natal
Post Code: 4000
Country: South Africa
Phone: 27313031120
Email: s.nzimande@thinksa.org.za
Web Site: http://www.thinksa.org.za

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Siyabonga
Last Name: Nzimande
Title: Stakeholder Relations
Email: s.nzimande@thinksa.org.za
Phone: 0733330272

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Kristina
Last Name: Wallengren
Title: CEO
Email: k.wallengren@thinksa.org.za
Phone: 27313031120

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: International
Organization Description:
There is a dire need for improved methods of diagnosis and treatment in the management of HIV and TB in South Africa. The capacity for efficient, high quality research is available in this environment and has the potential for global impact.

THINK is located in Durban, South Africa, in one of the provinces where the TB and HIV burden is among the highest in the world. It also suffers from the highest number of drug resistant TB cases per population, and was the scene for the ‘XDR TB outbreak’ in 2005 leading to the uncovering of Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) TB.

Through research, and in close collaboration with the community, the Department of Health and other stakeholders, THINK enables the relevant populations to receive improved standard of care and to access new treatment. THINK also enables the South African Health Sector to get first-hand experience with new tools in development.
 
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: 26 - 50
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
 
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: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We are currently providing support to all clinics in which we recruit research participant's. We aim to improve the treatment and other tools of diagnostic.

We engage with communities in creating broad awareness throughout South Africa
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
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)
South Africa

Specializations

Advocacy
Research and Development

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy South Africa
Research and Development South Africa

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:
Educating Communities

Drug-Resistant TB:
Clinical Research

New TB Drugs:
We are conducting clinical trials with TB Alliance

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: April 24, 2015
Last updated: May 11, 2015