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Organization Contact Information

Name: Global Sustainable Development Program
Street 1: P.O.Box KB926, Korlebu, Accra.
Street 2:
City: Accra
Province: Greater Accra
Post Code: 233
Country: Ghana
Phone: 0201806634 or 0275796545
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Ahamed
Last Name: Iddrisu
Title: ChiefTechnical Officer, Disease Control.
Phone: 233 244080563

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Hamidatu
Last Name: Iddrisu
Title: Business Woman.
Phone: 0244077911

General Information

Board Constituency: Countries
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number:
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
Global Sustainable Development Program
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration:

Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

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: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
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: Ghana
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:
Advocacy communication and Social Mobilization.
Contact tracing
Monitoring and support visits.
Training and workshops
Implementation Research
Monitoring and Evaluation

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


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:
1. Political commitment with increased and sustained financing
Legislation, planning, human resources, management, training
2. Surveillance:Case detection through quality-assured bacteriology
Strengthening TB laboratories, drug resistance surveillance
3. Standardized treatment with supervision and patient support
TB treatment and programme management guidelines, International Standards of TB Care (ISTC), PPM, Practical Approach to Lung Health (PAL), community-patient involvement
4. An effective drug supply and management system
Availability of TB drugs, TB drug management, Global Drug Facility (GDF), Green Light Committee (GLC)
5. Monitoring and evaluation system and impact measurement
TB recording and reporting systems, Global TB Control Report, data and country profiles, TB planning and budgeting tool, WHO epidemiology and surveillance online training

Drug-Resistant TB:
Anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug resistance is a major public health problem that threatens progress made in TB care and control worldwide. Drug resistance arises due to improper use of antibiotics in chemotherapy of drug-susceptible TB patients. This improper use is a result of a number of actions including, administration of improper treatment regimens and failure to ensure that patients complete the whole course of treatment. Essentially, drug resistance arises in areas with weak TB control programmes. A patient who develops active disease with a drug-resistant TB strain can transmit this form of TB to other individuals.

The risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) is estimated to be between 20-37 times greater in people living with HIV than among those without HIV infection. In 2010, there were 8.8 million new cases of TB, of which 1.1 million were among people living with HIV.

In response to demands from countries, WHO recommends 12 TB/HIV collaborative activities, including the Three I's for HIV/TB. The WHO HIV/AIDS and TB Departments and their partners, including community groups, work collaboratively on joint HIV/TB advocacy, policy development and implementation in countries. WHO also develops and promotes tools and guidelines to support countries in improving their TB/HIV collaborative action in order to achieve universal access to HIV and TB prevention, care and treatment services for all people in need

Laboratory Strengthening:
I-TECH and GeneXpert Technology works, health needs and program goals are best met when local laboratories and service are reliable, consistent, and readily available. To deliver potentially life-saving results quickly and efficiently, laboratories must be well equipped and staffed with trained experts. Strengthened laboratories also have the capacity to share information with other laboratories worldwide, allowing them to become part of a global community and extending their resources.

Current Laboratory Team activities include pre-service curriculum development; in-service training; support of ministries of health in strategic planning; implementation of laboratory information systems with I-TECH’s Informatics Team; and implementation of new laboratory technologies. As the team expands its scope, members will continue to prioritize these activities while responding to needs of partnering agencies as they arise.

New Diagnostics:
The New Diagnostics Working Group is a one of the seven Working Groups of the Stop TB Partnership. It aims at supporting the Partnership in its goal of elimination of TB, in particular by promoting the development and adoption of new diagnostic tools.
The New Diagnostics Working Group is a network of experts representing stakeholders from academia, government, industry, NGOs and the patient community.
In a drive to expand adoption of the Gen Xpert® MTB/RIF test, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and UNITAID recently announced their agreement to significantly reduce the cost of this rapid TB diagnostic tool in 145 high-burden countries. This agreement will fund the buy-down of the Gen Xpert MTB/RIF cartridges from $16.86 to $9.98.Digital X-ray with Computer Aided Detection for TB (CAD4TB) facilitates cost-effective active and passive case finding as well as TB prevalence surveys. dCXR/CAD has a high negative predictive value for pulmonary TB, is rapid (1 minute) and costs about 20% of one Xpert® test, depending on settings.

New TB Drugs:
we highlight an interview with Dr. Douglas Lowrie, a Senior Research Fellow at Fudan University’s Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center in China. He discusses the extent of the problem of TB in China and innovative research on enhancing TB treatment using immunotherapeutic vaccines.

New TB Vaccines:
Safe and effective tuberculosis (TB) vaccines are urgently needed. TB continues to take the lives of almost one and a half million people per year and devastates the lives of millions more. New TB vaccines are an urgent part of a comprehensive plan to control and ulimately eliminate TB. Over the past decade, researchers have made significant progress in TB vaccine development, and a dozen TB vaccine candidates are now being evaluated in clinical trials.Developing new TB vaccines is a costly, complex and time-consuming undertaking that requires a coordinated global effort. Tuberculosis Vaccines: A Strategic Blueprint for the Next Decade provides a strategy to develop more effective TB vaccines as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. It was developed in consultation with stakeholders from the TB vaccine research community and outlines the major scientific challenges and priorities, critical activities and crucial questions that need to be addressed to develop these life-saving vaccines.

Fundamental Research:
In contrast to profit-driven research, such as most applied research and development work,Fundamental research requires a special way of thinking that often combines seemingly unrelated facts and explores unknown fields necessary to make new discoveries. It is for this reason that cutting-edge, fundamental research is frequently multidisciplinary in nature.
Standardised methods, techniques and procedures that were developed to solve relatrively clearly defined problems are generally not sufficient in fundamental research. A stroke of genius or an unconventional idea is usually needed to increase understanding of the environments, both natural and man-made, in which we live today. The talents necessary in fundamental research may be largely innate, but they do need a stable environment to develop.

Implementation research attempts to solve a wide range of implementation problems; it has its origins in several disciplines and research traditions.The strategy for combating TB and HIV with coordinated and integrated methods includes measures and resources to scale up participating countries' health-care systems, capacity building and drug and equipment procurement. In addition to specific project work, The Union achieves these objectives through:
technical assistance (TA) missions through which HIV and TB/HIV experts provide support to national governments and ministries of health


Declaration of interests:
Mobile workers and community base surveillance volunteers are usually in regular or constant transit, sometimes in (regular) circulatory patterns away from their habitual or established place of residence for varying periods of time. use to ensure patients complete treatment, cure, defaulter prevention and early detection of cases.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB): MDR-TB is a specific form of drug-resistant tuberculosis,
due to a bacillus that is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampicin, the two most powerful antituberculosisdrugs.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP): PEP refers to antiretroviral medicines that are taken after exposure
or possible exposure to HIV. The exposure may be occupational, as in a needle stick injury, or nonoccupational,
as in unprotected sex with a person living with HIV.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP): PrEP refers to antiretroviral medicines prescribed before exposure
or possible exposure to HIV. PrEP strategies under evaluation increasingly involve the addition of a postexposure dosage.Positive health, dignity, and prevention: Previously referred to as ‘positive prevention’, it encompasses strategies to protect sexual and reproductive health and delay HIV disease progression. It includes individual health promotion, access to HIV and sexual and reproductive health services and community participation.
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT): PMTCT refers to a four-pronged strategy to
prevent new HIV infections in children and keep mothers alive and families healthy. The four prongs are:
halving HIV incidence in women; reducing the unmet need for family planning; providing antiretroviral
prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission during pregnancy, labour and delivery, and breastfeeding.Providing care, treatment and support for mothers and their families. Advocacy, communication and social mobilization (ACSM) embrace.Advocacy to influence policy changes and sustain political and financial support.
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a process that

Application date: October 15, 2012
Last updated: April 15, 2018