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Organization Contact Information

Name: Aid, Health and Development-Onlus
Street 1: Via San Damaso 15
Street 2:
City: Rome
Province: Rome
Post Code: 00165
Country: Italy
Phone: +39-06-39379235
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Raffaella
Last Name: Colombatti
Title: MD, PhD
Phone: +393455356570

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Mamadu Saliu
Last Name: Sanha

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:
Italy based NGO that works in Guine Bissau, West Africa. Since June 2012 the NGO is in charge of the Hospital "Raoul Follereau", the National Reference Center for Tuberculosis in Bissau, Guine Bissau. The hospital is a public hospital that the Government has given to the NGO to manage completely.
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
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? $500,001-$1 MIL
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
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: Resource mobilization
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:
In Guine Bissau the NGO is part of the TB program because the hospital that the NGO manages is the National Reference Center for TB. TB patients in need for admission are admitted only in this hospital in the entire country. 700 inpatients and 3500 outpatients are treated every year. We only can perform direct sputum observationa nd would like to set up culture, antibiograms etc etc

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Italy
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)


Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Guinea-Bissau


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:
Fundraising for the below listed activities

Drug-Resistant TB:
Treatment of drug resistant TB patients

Half of the patients admitted in the Hospital are HIV1 or Hiv2 positive. Data collection of clinical cases, TB/HIV interaction

Laboratory Strengthening:
The laboratory is the National Reference Laboratory for TB diagnosis (serving the entire country and all the suspects of TB). It performs only direct smear observation and we would like to increase its diagnostic capacity

New Diagnostics:
We would like to be involved in this area

New TB Drugs:
We would like to be involved in this area. Only first line treatment is provided by the Government

All clinical and laboratory dat regarding inpatients and outpatients are collected


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: November 8, 2012
Last updated: November 8, 2012