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Name: CENTRE FOR BETTER HEALTH & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Street 1: 1, HEBRON VILLA, ADEPARUSI ESTATE,
Street 2: IWOROKO ROAD
City: ADO EKITI
Province: EKITI STATE
Post Code: PO BOX 707
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +234 8033976565
Email: bhecodngo@yahoo.co.uk
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Oluwadare
Last Name: Christopher
Title: Team Leader
Email: ctoluwadare@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +234 8033076565

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Jegede
Last Name: Bosede
Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Email: bhecodngo@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +234 8063157331

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:
The Centre for Better health & community decelopment (BHECOD) was established in 2006 as an NGO to activate public programs and initiate new ones in order to improve on the people's livelihood especially targeting the marginalised sub-populations like the women, children and the rural dwellers. Currently our focus include poverty alleviation, improvement in health status through demand creation for health services, care and support for the weak like the orphans, and persons with HIV. we have done baseline study of health seeking bahaviour of TB patients informing our current intervention projects. we are also active in advocacy, community mobilisation, legal issues related to HIV, TB and governance.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $1,001-$5,000
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: Nigeria
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:
BHECOD is a member of ATM in Nigeria and have been involved in several public sensitization talks on AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. we also take active part in sensitization rallies and advocacy visits to health centers on Tuberculosis and AIDs especially on World AIDs days and World TB days. we know we have reached a number of the public on TB awareness and is contributing to the Zero TB prevalence plan of Nigeria.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nigeria
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)
Nigeria

Specializations

Advocacy
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Nigeria

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:
Our organisation is involved actively in advocacy and community mobilisation towards HIV and TB prevention and care for the infected and affected sub population. We are equally a leading NGO working with other NGOs and CBOs to lobby the political leaders and legislators to create public agency for AIDS, TB and Malaria control.

TB-HIV:
While TB has longer aetiology than HIV but public health care tends to be wider in HIV control. This does not favour inclusive health intervention since the two disaeses are co-determinants. It will be more successful when both structures are integrated. But status bickering among public health officers is hindering the integrated initiative. BHECOD with other NGOs in Ekiti State have agreed that we need to intensify our advocacy and use other skills to make public health to be integrative and for us we have mainstreamed HIV/TB in our projects.

Research:
one of our avowed strategy is research. without this records and documentation of public health and CSOs responses to TB epidemics will not be available. Also there is gap for evidence based study and interventions to make investments in TB control to be sustainable.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: January 17, 2010
Last updated: October 3, 2012