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Organization Contact Information

Name: DEVELOPMENT ACTION CONSORTIUM TRUST (DACT)
Street 1: NO.6, NORTH THENDRAL NAGER, P.C.PATTY,
Street 2:
City: THENI DISTRICT
Province: TAMILNADU, SOUTH INDIA
Post Code: 625 531
Country: India
Phone: 04546 264357, 04546264277
Email: vrvanajaa@dactrust.org, healthproject@dactrust.org
Web Site: http://www.dactrust.in

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Vanajaa
Last Name: Augustine
Title: Programme Director
Email: vrvanajaa@dactrust.org
Phone: 09942978562

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: David
Last Name: Jones
Title: Programme executive(health)
Email: healthproject@dactrust.org
Phone: 09942978563

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:
ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION DACT
Having been funding partner organizations in south India for a number of years , Village Service Trust ( VST) , based at UK , wanted to create a structure in India which will eventually coordinate all its activities within India and act as a conduit for canalizing funds. The trust was set up as a closed structure with Directors of partner organizations acting as trustees , facilitated by an external person , and VST representative chairing it. Over a period of time the trust has become a open body with all trustees drawn from outside.

DACT aims to empower those affected by poverty , marginalisation & gender and other vulnerable sections to gain access to resources and enable them to develop themselves socially, economically and politically in a sustainable way. It also aims at preventing and controlling communicable diseases and develop health and development models It will engage itself in advocacy and lobbying for social , economic , political and other rights of dalits and other vulnerable groups.


DACT now supports around 10 organisations in Tamil Nadu which are basically involved in achieving the objectives of VST/DACT which is to empower the poor and marginalised for their advancement and control of communicable diseases , particularly TB/HIV/AIDS.

WHY WE ARE INTRESTED IN TB ACTIVITIES AND WHAT ARE OUR ACTIVITIES :

DACT and its network of NGO partners have worked with a UK partner, Village Service Trust in TB control for 20 years. VST in turn has worked closely with Target TB throughout that time. Over the last 3 years, Target TB has worked directly with DACT on a public/private TB Control project aimed at disseminating NGO experience to government PHCs and undertaken operational research. These programmes were jointly designed by DACT, Target TB and VST staff.
DACT partner NGOs have run TB microscopy and treatment centres accredited by RNTCP for 6 years, and one partner has an externally monitored control laboratory. TB work is integrated into com
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
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:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
 
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 are working towards improving the access and service of RNTCP in all the regions mainly in the inaccessible area, done survey on their KAP on rntcp rights and schemes, made manuals on the rntcp rights and schemes, etc
 

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
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy 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:
advocating for real dots and developing community based volunteers for dots and developing civil society organisations to be the dot providers

TB-HIV:
we are working with peoples affected by hiv and aids networks in the district and with the medical college art centre

Research:
we are doing or in our theni district - update patient proforma and then and there undertakings studies like sex ratio, stigma in co infected patients, kap etc

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: June 9, 2010
Last updated: September 29, 2011