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Organization Contact Information

Name: Neighbours in Action-Kenya
Street 1: Rift valley Kenya
Street 2: Uasin Gishu County
City: Eldoret
Province: Rift Valley
Post Code: 30102
Country: Kenya
Phone: +254723309674
Email: neighboursinaction@yahoo.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Emmanuel
Last Name: Lagat
Title: Executive Director
Email: neighboursinaction@yahoo.com
Phone: +254723309674

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: David
Last Name: Chemei
Title: Finance Manager
Email: dchemei2010@gmail.com
Phone: +254727758748

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:
Mission: NIAk seeks to promote a healthy, empowered and peaceful society.Mission: NIAK is committed to improvement of the quality of lives through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in communities.

TB is a major cause of morbidity, with nearly 90,000 cases notified in 2013. It is the 4th leading cause of death in the country.
Elgeiyo Marakwet County in 2012 Tuberculosis prevalence (per 100,000 people) stood at 109 (source quarterly reports, facility registers and district registers health at a glance. Elgeiyo Marakwet County (EMC) has four Sub counties namely; Keiyo South, Keiyo North, Marakwet East and Marakwet West with their population as annexed. According to the National Strategic Plan for Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung Health (2015 -2018), the tracing of TB treatment interrupters in Elgeiyo Marakwet County success rates in 2012 were below the national target of 88% with the case notification rate of <175/100,000, further the TB enrolment rate cases in EMC has been dropping over the hence there is need to intensify community awareness, intensify case finding, strengthen referral networks, enhance early diagnosis, full course of treatment and get regular check-ups. All this combined will lead to minimizing the period of transmitting TB in the community of Elgeiyo Marakwet County.


Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and Community Owned Resource Persons (CORPs) will carry out community-based TB activities, depending on national and local contexts. NIAK believes that CHVs are people with some formal education who are given training to contribute to community-based health services, including TB prevention and patient care and support. CHVs are community members who have been systematically sensitized about TB prevention and care, either through a short, specific training scheme or through repeated, regular contact sessions with professional health workers. CHVs will serve as important links between the health system and the communities they serve. NIAK working
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
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: Resource mobilization
 
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:
NIAK has been getting the technical support from a County Directors through a County Health Management Team (CHMT). NIAK working through Community Strategy and involving CHVs has been assisting in early case finding by encouraging people who present with symptoms of TB such as chronic cough, weight loss, night sweats and fever to visit a health facility for examination. Through Home visits, public barazas the CHVs engaged by NIAK have been playing a key role spreading TB prevention messages. Through NIAK Global Fund Round 10 HIV Programme the organization has been encouraging every person living with HIV to be screened for TB and, depending on the result, helping them receive TB prevention treatment. NIAK has been encouraging all pregnant women to test for HIV and to be screened for TB symptoms at the nearest facility as the organization realizes that Children under five are particularly vulnerable to TB infection if an adult in the home has TB
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Kenya
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)
Kenya

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Kenya

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 Health Volunteers (CHVs) and Community Owned Resource Persons (CORPs) will carry out community-based TB activities, depending on national and local contexts. NIAK believes that CHVs are people with some formal education who are given training to contribute to community-based health services, including TB prevention and patient care and support. CHVs are community members who have been systematically sensitized about TB prevention and care, either through a short, specific training scheme or through repeated, regular contact sessions with professional health workers. CHVs will serve as important links between the health system and the communities they serve. NIAK working on community-related TB activities will have an active, cooperative working relationship with its project beneficiaries, CHVs and the County Health Management teams (CHMTs) and Sub County Health Management teams (SCHMTs). Some of the tasks of the CHVs will include but not limited to community sensitization on TB, contact and defaulter tracing, conducting home visits, TB screening, Sputum collection and transport, treatment support including DOT and health education at the community level.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: July 16, 2015
Last updated: September 3, 2015