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Organization Contact Information

Name: Civil Society Movement Against Tuberculosis Sierra Leone (CISMAT-SL)
Street 1: 42 Siaka Stevens Street
Street 2: 42 Siaka Stvens Street
City: Freetown
Province: Western Area
Post Code: 00232
Country: Sierra Leone
Phone: +23276202849
Email: movementagainsttb@hotmail.com
Web Site: http://www.cismatsierraleone.weebly.com

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Abdulai Abubakarr
Last Name: Sesay
Title: National Executive Director
Email: wainthima.westafrica@gmail.com
Phone: +23276202849

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Paul Brima
Last Name: Bangura
Title: Board Chair
Email: ci.sierraleone@gmail.com
Phone: +23299298611

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Organization Type - Primary: Patient Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Civil Society Movement Against Tuberculosis-Sierra Leone (CISMAT-SL) is been pioneerd by ex-TB patients but is a Civil Society Coalition of diverse organisations ranging from Community Based and Faith Based Organisations working on the promotion of civil society involvement in TB issues with the bid to re-invigorate advocacy efforts for the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of TB realising the fact that TB is an health and a human rights issue.

The coalition was formed as a result of the non-inclusion of civil society and TB patients into TB programmes and policies and that the low political commitment which has stimulated a lot of silence around TB issues, as this has caused stigma and discrimination to people living with TB in the communities of Sierra Leone.

The mission is to advocate for a better access to TB drugs and services using the Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization approaches by promoting Community System Strengthening, civil society and TB patients engagement.

Currently, we have established 5 TB Support group in 5 high burden districts,establish 14 district focal point and establish 140 Community TB Animators (CTAs).

Through this structures, have been able to mobilize 350 TB Patients that have formed themselves in to support group and part of their role is to do TB patients peer to peer support, build confidence of their TB folks and treatment literacy.

Whilst as the role of the Community TB Animators is to monitor all TB related services such as nutritional support, TB drugs, TB re-agents and client satisfaction. This will promote effective TB service delivery.

 
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: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
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: NA
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
 
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:
CISMAT-SL is contributing to increase TB case notification, decreasing defaulters rate and promote effective service delivery of TB thorough our TB patients to peer to peer support on confidence building and treatment literacy and also monitoring TB service delivery for social accountability.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Sierra Leone
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)
Sierra Leone

Specializations

Advocacy
Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Specializations in Countries

Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Sierra Leone

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:
We are mobilizing TB patients to form themselves into Support group as a way of promoting TB patients centered approach.

Monitoring TB service delivery to promote social accountability using our Community TB Animators.

Conducting Advocacy programmes to promote civil society and TB patients involvement in to the national TB response.

Organize radio and television programmes to raise awareness around TB prevention and control.

Drug-Resistant TB:
We are mobilizing TB patients to form themselves into Support group as a way of promoting TB patients centered approach.

Monitoring TB service delivery to promote social accountability using our Community TB Animators.

Conducting Advocacy programmes to promote civil society and TB patients involvement in to the national TB response.

Organize radio and television programmes to raise awareness around TB prevention and control.

TB-HIV:
We are mobilizing TB patients to form themselves into Support group as a way of promoting TB patients centered approach.

Monitoring TB service delivery to promote social accountability using our Community TB Animators.

Conducting Advocacy programmes to promote civil society and TB patients involvement in to the national TB response.

Organize radio and television programmes to raise awareness around TB prevention and control.

Laboratory Strengthening:
We are mobilizing TB patients to form themselves into Support group as a way of promoting TB patients centered approach.

Monitoring TB service delivery to promote social accountability using our Community TB Animators.

Conducting Advocacy programmes to promote civil society and TB patients involvement in to the national TB response.

Organize radio and television programmes to raise awareness around TB prevention and control.

New Diagnostics:
We are mobilizing TB patients to form themselves into Support group as a way of promoting TB patients centered approach.

Monitoring TB service delivery to promote social accountability using our Community TB Animators.

Conducting Advocacy programmes to promote civil society and TB patients involvement in to the national TB response.

Organize radio and television programmes to raise awareness around TB prevention and control.

New TB Drugs:
We are mobilizing TB patients to form themselves into Support group as a way of promoting TB patients centered approach.

Monitoring TB service delivery to promote social accountability using our Community TB Animators.

Conducting Advocacy programmes to promote civil society and TB patients involvement in to the national TB response.

Organize radio and television programmes to raise awareness around TB prevention and control.

New TB Vaccines:
We are mobilizing TB patients to form themselves into Support group as a way of promoting TB patients centered approach.

Monitoring TB service delivery to promote social accountability using our Community TB Animators.

Conducting Advocacy programmes to promote civil society and TB patients involvement in to the national TB response.

Organize radio and television programmes to raise awareness around TB prevention and control.

Fundamental Research:
We are mobilizing TB patients to form themselves into Support group as a way of promoting TB patients centered approach.

Monitoring TB service delivery to promote social accountability using our Community TB Animators.

Conducting Advocacy programmes to promote civil society and TB patients involvement in to the national TB response.

Organize radio and television programmes to raise awareness around TB prevention and control.

Research:
We are mobilizing TB patients to form themselves into Support group as a way of promoting TB patients centered approach.

Monitoring TB service delivery to promote social accountability using our Community TB Animators.

Conducting Advocacy programmes to promote civil society and TB patients involvement in to the national TB response.

Organize radio and television programmes to raise awareness around TB prevention and control.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
I hereby declare no conflict of interest in pursuant of the aims and objectives of both the work of CISMAT-SL and that of the Stop TB Partnership.

Application date: September 15, 2016
Last updated: September 29, 2016