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Organization Contact Information

Name: Central Africa's Rights & AIDS (CARA) Society
Street 1: 18 - 22 Ashwin Street
Street 2: Dalston
City: Hackney
Province: London
Post Code: E8 3DL
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Phone: +44 (0) 844 478 0015
Email: info@cara-online.org
Web Site: http://www.cara-online.org/

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Jean-Paul
Last Name: LAWRENCE TAMPU-EYA, BA LL.B. LL.M. PhD (Law Res.)
Title: Mr
Email: info@cara-online.org
Phone: +44 (0) 795 695 2645

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Abdilahi Dahir
Last Name: NUR, DipSW BA LLM
Title: Mr
Email: caraas@hotmail.com
Phone: +44 (0) 743 863 8866

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed 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: International
Organization Description:
CARA (Charity No. 1135610) provides free counselling, legal advice, advocacy and referrals on TB/HIV/AIDS, debt, immigration, welfare, housing, job search, translation, overseas aid, water and sanitation.

It is an independent international charity, which main activities include:

1. TB/HIV/AIDS: Prevention, care and support for those affected by TB/HIV/AIDS through:
* Outreach: We distribute free condoms and sexual health information about HIV/AIDS and other STIs;
* Drop-in service: Providing advice on sexual health issues and signposting to the relevant public services;
* Campaigns: Working with the communities to reduce the incidence of TB, HIV, STIs and teenage pregnancy;
* Support Group/Discussion: Prevention, care and support for those affected by TB, HIV, AIDS and their family;
* Workshop/Seminars: Empowering poor people, especially women, to be in control of their sexual health;
2. Health: Striving to reduce childhood death and illness;
3. Education: Providing quality basic education for all, especially girls;
4. Water and sanitation: Provision of clean water and adequate sanitation;
5. Protection for people affected by conflict, natural disaster and exploitation;
6. Translation & Interpretation Services in French, Portuguese, Somali, Kinyarwanda, Lingala & English;
7. Legal: Helping the poor to know, understand and achieve their rights;

To continue the work that CARA provides in the UK and Africa, we rely on people like you. Please consider helping us with a monthly gift, or you can make a one-off donation, to our work.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
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: Technical assistance and advice
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: United Kingdom
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:
DOTS Expansion and enhancement:
CARA works hand in hand with the relevant authorities to raise awareness and make sure that TB medicines are available to those in need.

New TB drugs:
Our organisation hopes to have the means to TB drugs accessible to the unreachable and especially to those who needed it more, where there is improved doctor patient ratio.

TB-HIV:
By 2015 we hope that we will have worked assiduously to expand our reach out to more households in educating communities on the implications TB and HIV have.

Operational Research:
CARA hopes to have the competency and the skills to take up the challenge of forging partnerships to improve its research on TB and to make TB patients to feel safe and to live a better life.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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)
Angola
Burundi
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
Rwanda
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Angola
Delivery of health services and care Burundi
Delivery of health services and care Cameroon
Delivery of health services and care Central African Republic
Delivery of health services and care Congo
Delivery of health services and care Democratic Republic of the Congo
Delivery of health services and care Gabon
Delivery of health services and care Rwanda
Delivery of health services and care United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Delivery of health services and care Zambia
Delivery of health services and care Zimbabwe

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:
CARA works hand in hand with the relevant authorities to make sure that TB medicines are available to those in need.

TB-HIV:
By 2015 we hope that we will have worked assiduously to expand our reach out to more households in educating communities on the implications TB and HIV have.

New TB Drugs:
Our organisation hopes to have the means to TB drugs accessible to the unreachable and especially to those who needed it more, where there is improved doctor patient ratio.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: October 21, 2010
Last updated: July 19, 2013