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Organization Contact Information

Name: Centre For Outreach Programmes
Street 1: Sakaman Off the Dansoman road-2nd Busia Lane
Street 2:
City: Accra
Province: Accra
Post Code: +233
Country: Ghana
Phone: 0244983027
Email: corpsghana@gmail.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Thomas
Last Name: Tsiboe-Darku
Title: Programs Officer
Email: jojo_94@yahoo.com
Phone: 0244686798

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Miss
First Name: Cynthia
Last Name: Kumah
Title: M&E officer
Email: ckumah21@gmail.com
Phone: 0274940605

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:
Centre for outreach programmes (CORPS) is a non-profit making organization promoted by some young professionals to provide basic education on core health, economic, social and legal issues that are vital for human and social development. Our goal is to provide a safe haven for persons living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) to develop their skills and capacity to be able to live meaningful life styles and to impact positively on the rest of society so that stigma and discrimination against persons living with HIV and AIDS will be reduced. To be able to achieve this goal CORPS aims at providing basic but essential HIV/AIDS information and education in the form of town meetings with opinion leaders, socialization meetings with PLHIV, establishing animal and food crop farming as a means of income generation, provision of food and nutritional supplementation and assistance. CORPS also provides services in other related ways as first level HIV/AIDS counselors to PLHIV and institutions who require a better understanding of HIV problems related to welfare, legal, social issues and advise. Where necessary we may give referrals for appropriate remedy.

Since 2005, Centre for Outreach Programmes has undertaken numerous projects in partnership with some organizations. Under the MSHAP project by the Ghana AIDS commission, center for outreach programmes have reached a number of communities with HIV/AIDS education and awareness programmes. CORPS has also built strong ties with opinion leaders, chiefs and some community members to become agents of change by mobilizing their peers for such education.

Center for outreach programmes has also organised Mobile outreach counseling and testing for the general public within the Upper East and West and Northen regions over the last 2 years with funding from Sulley Minig Company and African Minning company.

The Ga south Municipal Assembly during the last trench of the MSHAP widow 4 saw the Centre for Outreach Programmes team selecting peer educators to be trained from areas like Je
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $25,000-$100,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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:
through advocacy we channel TB prevention messages across six out of 10 regions in Ghana. We also help in TB case case detection through sputum collection to the Laboratory and our community volunteers also serve as treatment supporters in the community.Again we also organize workplace TB education and case management. Finally we support our clients with Enablers Package to be able to complete their treatment course.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
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)
Ghana

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Ghana

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:
Through community conversation enhancement, video education, drama and radio discussions. through these medium, a greater segment of the country's population have received the essentials of TB.

TB-HIV:
In 2012, Centre For Outreach Programmes organized workplace training on HIV and TB co-infection. This was carried out for CFAO workers across six regions in Ghana.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: March 11, 2013
Last updated: July 15, 2014