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Organization Contact Information

Name: Blossom Trust
Street 1: 77 Sekkilar Street
Street 2:
City: Virudhunagar
Province: Tamil Nadu
Post Code: 626001
Country: India
Phone: 04562- 269236
Email: blossom@blossomtrust.org.in
Web Site: http://www.blossomtrust.org.in

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Mercy
Last Name: Annapoorni
Title: Managing Trustee
Email: blossomtrust@gmail.com
Phone: +919750956860

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: John
Last Name: Jasper
Title: Trustee
Email: johnjasp@gmail.com
Phone: 9952922487

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:
“Blossoming of power in every individual to reinforce community development”

Blossom is a non profit-organisation working towards the personal, social and economic development of disadvantaged and marginalized members of the community, especially women and children, aiming to improve their quality of life. This is achieved through an increase in health, social, economic and environmental awareness.
 
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: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
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: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Blossom Trust's largest project, CEPT II (Campaign for Education, Prevention, and Treatment of TB Phase Two) aims to eradicate TB and raise awareness of the pressing issues TB patients face, especially those in India. This programme works at encompassing people who may not necessarily have the means to get tested or treated for TB. We raise awareness on the symptoms as well as destigmatisation before providing clinics where community members can be tested and, if found positive, be supported through community organisers with treatment and moral support.

CEPT II has two key targets:
1) Educate 18,360 people through the intensive health awareness program.
2) Improve access to TB diagnosis and treatment at government health facilities for 28,620 women, children and PLHA (People Living with HIV/AIDS).
 

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
Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities

Specializations in Countries

Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities 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:
We raise awareness on the symptoms as well as destigmatisation before providing clinics where community members can be tested and, if found positive, be supported through community organisers with treatment and moral support. We find using cell phones as our main means of communication between patients and really useful as it eliminates barriers such as lack of literacy or internet access.

Drug-Resistant TB:
The Blossom Trust team also had the innovative idea of printing TB messages and information on pharmacist bags to promote TB knowledge and to raise awareness about TB amongst the general population. Blossom printed and distributed 10000 bags to pharmacis throuht the district.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
None that I am aware of.

Application date: February 18, 2010
Last updated: July 19, 2016