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Organization Contact Information

Name: Dream Weaver Organization (DWO)
Street 1: P. O. Box CO 1400
Street 2: Tema-Ghana
City: Tema
Province: Greater Accra
Post Code: +233
Country: Ghana
Phone: +233207080009
Email: dwoworld@gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.dwo360.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Jonathan Tetteh-Kwao
Last Name: Teye
Title: CEO/Lead Consultant
Email: teyej@yahoo.com
Phone: +233207080009

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Miss
First Name: Kokui
Last Name: Kluse
Title: Deputy Director
Email: kokuiklutse@gmail.com
Phone: +233 244668579

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:
Dream Weaver Organization (DWO) is a non-profit organization incorporated in Ghana in accordance with Act 179 of the Companies Code (1963) on 21st January, 2010.

MISSION:
Institutional capacity building, planning and leadership development; Advocacy for social accountability and creating platforms for Social mobilization, building of community linkages, collaboration and coordination in the community sector.

Dream Weaver Organization works in the community with Persons Living with HIV and AIDS who are more vulnerable to TB and that have develop our interest into TB work to avert TB deaths among the PLHIV and other vulnerable groups such (Diabetics, Children and Pregnant mothers). DWO is collaborating with National TB Control programme to continue with active TB case detect among vulnerable groups in Ghana.
 
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: 26 - 50
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
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: Ghana
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:
Dream Weaver Organization (DWO) is contributing to Ghana's TB Strategic Plan in the following ways;

¦ Plan and implement TB/HIV programme activities.
¦ Recruit and manage volunteers and community health workers
¦ Train and supervise volunteers and community health workers to deliver
information and care to the community.
¦ Create strong linkages with the local TB programme staff and work with them
set up a standardised referral and communication system.

¦ Provide understandable written information on TB/HIV to community
members.
¦ Hold community meetings, perform street theatre, develop radio shows, and
so on to communicate messages about TB/HIV.
¦ Increase demand for integrated TB/HIV services through education and
outreach.
¦ Introduce the Patients Charter for Tuberculosis Care (translated into
your local languages) to inform people with TB/HIV about their rights
and responsibilities.
¦ Address fear and misconceptions through effective communications.
¦ Monitor and fight against stigma and discrimination.
¦ Normalise public discussions of these illnesses and mobilise different
segments of society to fight against stigma.
¦ Advocate for the rights of people with TB and HIV to treatment and
compassionate care.
¦ Offer community treatment support as an alternative to forced hospitalisation
or detention for people with drug-resistant TB.
¦ Screen people living with HIV for TB symptoms and refer them for
examination at their nearest health facility.
¦ Collect and transport sputum for laboratory analysis to reduce the travel
burden for people with TB symptoms, especially those who are very weak.
¦ Trace close contacts of people with TB and encourage them to go for
examination at a health facility if they have symptoms of TB or if they are in a
high-risk group for TB (e.g. people living with HIV, children less than five years
of age).
¦ Provide education and counselling to people with TB and refer them for HIV
testing.
¦ Monitor access to care for marginalised groups and ensure referral systems
are working.
 

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
Research and Development

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy 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:
Dream Weaver Organization (DWO) contributes to Global Plan to stop TB in the following ways;
¦ Plan and implement TB/HIV programme activities.
¦ Recruit and manage volunteers and community health workers
¦ Train and supervise volunteers and community health workers to deliver
information and care to the community.
¦ Create strong linkages with the local TB programme staff and work with them
set up a standardised referral and communication system.
¦ Provide understandable written information on TB/HIV to community
members.
¦ Hold community meetings, perform street theatre, develop radio shows, and
so on to communicate messages about TB/HIV.
¦ Increase demand for integrated TB/HIV services through education and
outreach.
¦ Introduce the Patients Charter for Tuberculosis Care (translated into
your local languages) to inform people with TB/HIV about their rights
and responsibilities.
¦ Address fear and misconceptions through effective communications.
¦ Monitor and fight against stigma and discrimination.
¦ Normalise public discussions of these illnesses and mobilise different
segments of society to fight against stigma.
¦ Advocate for the rights of people with TB and HIV to treatment and
compassionate care.
¦ Offer community treatment support as an alternative to forced hospitalisation
or detention for people with drug-resistant TB.
¦ Screen people living with HIV for TB symptoms and refer them for
examination at their nearest health facility.
¦ Collect and transport sputum for laboratory analysis to reduce the travel
burden for people with TB symptoms, especially those who are very weak.
¦ Trace close contacts of people with TB and encourage them to go for
examination at a health facility if they have symptoms of TB or if they are in a
high-risk group for TB (e.g. people living with HIV, children less than five years
of age).
¦ Provide education and counselling to people with TB and refer them for HIV
testing.
¦ Monitor access to care for marginalised groups and ensure referral systems
are working.


Drug-Resistant TB:
¦ DWO Offer community treatment support as an alternative to forced hospitalisation
or detention for people with drug-resistant TB.

TB-HIV:
DWO Trace close contacts of people with TB and encourage them to go for
examination at a health facility if they have symptoms of TB or if they are in a
high-risk group for TB (e.g. people living with HIV, children less than five years
of age).
¦ Provide education and counselling to people with TB and refer them for HIV
testing.
¦ Also screen Persons Living with HIV for TB

Fundamental Research:
Dream Weaver Organization is currently researching into TB among Persons Living with Diabetics

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
There no conflicts of interest as at now.

Application date: January 23, 2016
Last updated: February 8, 2016