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Organization Contact Information

Name: National Anti-Tuberculosis Association of Bangladesh (NATAB)
Street 1: Road 5, House 121, New DOHS
Street 2: Mohakhali,
City: Dhaka
Province: NA
Post Code: 1206
Country: Bangladesh
Phone: +88 02 883 3747
Email: natab@mailbangla.net
Web Site: http://www.natab.org

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Khairuddin
Last Name: Ahmed Mukul
Title: Joint Secretary, NATAB
Email: natab@mailbangla.net
Phone: +88 01199 115963

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Shagufta
Last Name: Sultana Anne
Title: Project Coordinator, NATAB
Email: shagufta_sultana@yahoo.com
Phone: +88 01713 452733

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
NATAB was established in 1948 as an association of Health professionals. Subsequently it expanded its network and started working with the civil society. Starting basically as more of a technical agency on tuberculosis, it took the fight against TB at the grassroots level. Having branches in all 64 districts in Bangladesh, the local committees constitute volunteers who come from all profession and vocations. It organizes annual conference of the volunteers and invites participants from Health NGOs, staffs of development agencies and Government health workers. It works closely with the government and international agencies and represents the professional and realistic views on TB and other related infectious diseases. Presently NATAB is implementing one large project sponsored by GFATM on TB Control and another project on Tobacco Control funded by Bloomberg Initiatives and also working as the Constituent members of IUATLD. NATAB is also one of important members in the Country Coordination Mechanism with the Government.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
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? $100,001-$500,000
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: Information on developments within the TB world
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Bangladesh
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:
In National Tb Control Program NATAB is responsible for country-wide advocacy program with Civil Society. We cover all districts (64) and sub-districts of Bangladesh. We also organize annual conference on tuberculosis every year with all national level doctors, volunteers, government officials, donors, media people, NGO workers and activists of TB control program. These type of activities always help to raise tuberculosis detection rate and also tuberculosis treatment rate.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Bangladesh
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)
Bangladesh

Specializations

Advocacy

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Bangladesh

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:
NATAB will always be with global plan. NATAB will do the advocacy part of the DOTS expansion and enhancement to make the program successful. We have vigorous plan from October, 2011 to September, 2012.

Drug-Resistant TB:
NATAB will always be with global plan. NATAB will do the advocacy part of the Drug resistance TB to make the program successful. We are already orienting many civil society members on drug resistance TB. We also have plan to cover 11000 civil society members from October, 2011 to September, 2012.

TB-HIV:
NATAB will always be with global plan. NATAB will do the advocacy part of the TB-HIV to make the national program successful. We are already orienting many civil society members on TB-HIV and develop and distribute one brochure on TB-HIV co-infection. We have plan to cover 1200 civil society members from October, 2011 to September, 2012.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
We would like to get regular updates on treatment regimens, info on multi drug resistance, any innovations in DOTS and would like to receive newsletters on TB and HIV.

Application date:  
Last updated: September 4, 2011