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Organization Contact Information

Name: Health Environment and Development Consortium
Street 1: 67/145, Pratap Nagar Housing Board
Street 2: Sanganer
City: Jaipur
Province: Rajasthan
Post Code: 303906
Country: India
Phone: +91-0141-2792994
Email: hedcon2004@yahoo.com
Web Site: http://www.hedcon.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Mahitosh
Last Name: Bagoria
Title: Director
Email: mahitoshbagoria@gmail.com
Phone: +919414787623

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Abha
Last Name: Malik
Title: Secretary
Email: hedcon.jaipur@gmail.com
Phone: +919829122222

General Information

Board Constituency: Technical agencies
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:
1. HEDCON is a technical support and social advocacy organisation. It is registered as a non-governmental organisation in Jaipur under the Rajasthan Societies Registration Act, 1958. Since 1998, HEDCON has been working in India to influence, sensitise, capacitate, and support grass root initiatives and organisations, with a vision of a just and equitable society. HEDCON and its members work on the basis of Gandhian ethics, which means working for the collective uprising of men, women and children, regardless of economic situation, caste or religion. HEDCONs main focus for advocacy is on:
• Unorganized laborers rights: It works to fulfill the rights of unorganized destitute laborers through awareness of rights, first aid trainings, linkages with welfare programmes and judiciary, livelihood trainings, legal support, support for unionization, research, public interest litigations and sensitization of media.
• Water management and development: it generates knowledge and advocates on water issues through research, networking, trend analysis and publication of newsletter on water.
HEDCON has become a centre of expertise on these two issues. Focusing on these has also involved working on disaster management, education, empowerment of women and the elderly, HIV/AIDS, TB, health promotion, food security, agriculture policy and women- and child labour.
2. Each year about 2.2 million people develop TB in India and an estimated 220,000 die from the disease. TB can affect any age, caste or class but cases are mainly found in poor people. Slum dwellers, tribal populations, prisoners and people already sick with compromised immune systems are over-represented among the cases, compared to their numbers in the population. The economic burden of TB is extremely high. Between 2006 and 2014, TB cost the Indian economy a massive USD 340 billion. 90% of the population employed in India work in the unorganised sector. This makes it very difficult to solve this problem and HEDCON feels that it is its and its partners duties to h
 
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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
 
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: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: India
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:
We take part in advocacy in partnership with the government, awareness generation, publishing IEC material and information, providing healthcare to affected individuals and providing workshops and seminars. We are also working with 'The Union' (http://www.theunion.org).
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: South East Asian
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
India

Specializations

Advocacy
Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Specializations in Countries

Research and Development India

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:
A huge issue regarding the treatment of Tuberculosis is the discontinuation of it as soon as the patient starts feeling better, so they are not completely cured, and this leaves them vulnerable to a relapse of a disease due to bacteria left in the body. This is known as a default case.

80% of the people in India live in rural areas and lack the information and services required to prevent and treat TB

TB-HIV:
People suffering from TB have a much weaker immune system, therefore leaving them almost defenceless to other diseases, particularly HIV, which is highly prevalent throughout the impoverished areas of India, and it is growing problem.

Fundamental Research:
A person suffering from Tuberculosis is more likely to suffer from Silicotuberculosis if they work in a silica-prone area. This is an incurable disease. Therefore, we would like to intensify our research in this area.

Research:
We would like to enquire about the socioeconomic impact on sufferers of TB. We would also like to research about how the other aspects of their health are affected by TB.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 11, 2016
Last updated: September 27, 2016