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Organization Contact Information

Name: Empowerment for Sustainable Livelihood
Street 1: "H" Street Greda Estate, Teshie-Nungua
Street 2:
City: Accra
Province:
Post Code: 233
Country: Ghana
Phone: +233244220050
Email: info@efslivelihoodghana.org
Web Site: http://www.efslivelihoodghana.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: William
Last Name: Ocran
Title: Founder
Email: efslivelihood.gh@gmail.com
Phone: +233508238799

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Akua
Last Name: Serwaa
Title: Cofounder
Email: efslivelihood.gh@gmail.com
Phone: +233266815826

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:
Empowerment for Sustainable Livelihood (EFSL) is a local, grassroots, certified non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the capital city of Accra, Ghana. Since its inception in 2007, EFSL's mission has been to empower the people of Ghana and beyond, through the facilitation of opportunities resulting in an escape from poverty and improvement in overall quality of life. EFSL is in the process of expanding, with upcoming projects that include but are not limited to: Community Health Screening and Outreach in the Tarkwa-Nsuem District in the Western Region from June 18-24, 2016; an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Training Project in the Northern Region; a Women's Empowerment Project centered on income generation which focuses on gari processing, snail & mushroom farming, and dressmaking in the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District in the Central Region of Ghana; and the construction of a daycare center for children in the town of Winneba.

EFSL is known for bringing volunteers from all corners of the globe to come and share their expertise and ideas through assistance with service projects throughout Ghana. Recently, EFSL’s prime focus has moved to initiating programs that seek to address the vast amount of public health issues facing the Ghanaian people. Listed below you will find the main health issues that EFSL will be focusing on, with a detailed outline for each objective.

1. Child health
Worldwide, approximately 9 million children under five years old die each year from mostly preventable causes: diarrhea, pneumonia, malaria, and malnutrition. Malnutrition is an underlying cause of 35 percent of these deaths. Globally, pneumonia is the leading cause of death among children under five years old after the neonatal period. Each year, pneumonia kills over 2 million children, more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. Pneumonia is a preventable and treatable disease that affects children and families everywhere, however, it is prominently an issue in sub-Saharan Africa and
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
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: United Nations
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:
Our TN and Pneumonia programs focus on behaviour change communication to encourage care-seeking behaviour, strengthen capacity of public and private providers to diagnose either disease and support high-quality, affordable treatment products or services in line with national health systems.
we also embark on community heath outreach screening and training programs.
We provide ongoing supportive supervision so that providers continue to offer quality care and notify cases to national TB programs.
We also use mass media and mid media communication to promote TB care-seeking behaviour and also encourage treatment adherence.
 

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)
Liberia
Mali

Specializations

Advocacy
Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)

Specializations in Countries

Civil Society and Community Engagement Liberia

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:
Training providers to offer high-quality TB services, including screening, diagnosis and Treatment. Throughout Ghana and Liberia, we have extensive expertise training and supporting a variety of care providers, including general practitioners, pharmacists and traditional medicine healers.
We also use mass media and mid media communication to promote TB care-seeking behaviour and encourage treatment adherence. Messages are designed to address key determinants of these behaviours , including knowledge, skills and self-efficacy to seek out and adhere to TB treatment. We also train outreach workers to conduct interpersonal communication activities with communities at high risk of TB infection and to offer screening services where appropriate.

TB-HIV:
because people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to TB infection and death, we leverage our existing HIV programs in other countries to integrate TB screening activities in its fixed and mobile HIV testing and counselling facilities. Individuals with symptoms suggestive of TB are linked to quality-assured diagnostic services in the public or private sectors.Once diagnosed, clients are then linked to TB treatment and outreach workers work to ensure that individuals adhere to treatment through completion.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: June 16, 2016
Last updated: July 7, 2016