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Organization Contact Information

Name: Civil Society for the Eradication of Tuberculosis in Nigeria (TB Network), Nasarawa State Chapter.
Street 1: No. 3 Al-Makura street
Street 2:
City: Lafia
Province: Nasarawa State
Post Code:
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +2348067482762
Email: tbnetworknas@gmail.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Ilya
Last Name: Ajegana
Title: Chairman, TB Network, Nasarawa State
Email: okpohwofoundation@yahoo.com
Phone: +2348032910830

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Rex
Last Name: Elanu
Title: Program Officer, TB Network, Nasarawa state
Email: strongrex7@gmail.com
Phone: +2348053141348

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:
1. The Civil Society for the Eradication of Tuberculosis in Nigeria (TB Network) is the umbrella organization of all civil society organizations (CSOs) working on tuberculosis in Nigeria.

It was established in 2009 after a series of consultations and meetings facilitated by the ENHANSE project office in Nigeria.

The Vision of the TB Network is A TB-free Nigeria while its Mission is to coordinate civil society organizations in advocating for increased access to high quality and comprehensive tuberculosis services in Nigeria.

The Objectives of the Network are
• To contribute to reducing the TB burden in Nigeria and to create a platform through which CSOs can effectively advocate for comprehensive TB services in Nigeria.
• To further strengthen political commitment, increase awareness and support from all agencies and organizations involved in TB control in Nigeria
2. Nasarawa state has the highest prevalence of Tuberculosis in Nigeria and a devastating effect on Nigeria as a whole. This has aroused our interest in combating the epidemic in the country.
3. We have carried out series of TB awareness and sensitization outreaches in the state as well as advocacy and social mobilization that are on-going.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $1,001-$5,000
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: 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: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
As part of our efforts in contributing to Nigeria's national TB control plan, we ensure the submission of our monthly activity report,assessment and recommendations to the Nasarawa State TB & Leprosy control unit. We are also major stakeholders in the drafting of the State's annual TB control plan; which constitutes a part of the national TB control plan.
 

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

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-HIV:
Creating awareness and providing educative information in the prevention,management and treatment of TB has been of top most priority to our organization over the years.
Presently, we are working as partners of the Global Fund Round 8 HSS Project in Nigeria with direct involvement in the Community Systems Strengthening. This partnership started in April 2010 and will last till the completion of the project in 2014.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflict of interest

Application date: September 2, 2011
Last updated: September 7, 2011