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Organization Contact Information

Name: Concerned Group for Environment, Population, and Development in Nigeria
Street 1: 57 Njiribeako Street (Off School Road)
Street 2:
City: Owerri
Province: Imo State
Post Code: 460221
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +234 8033291302
Email: n-cogep-d@usa.net
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Ahamdi
Last Name: Okpara
Title: Program Officer 1
Email: occe8@hotmail.com
Phone: +234 8037170804

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Chinyere
Last Name: Alagba
Title: Program Officer 2
Email: cokpara@live.co.uk
Phone: +234 8037170804

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:
Our mission is to empower mostly the rural dwellers socioeconomically through sustainable practices, using integrated approaches of education, social mobilization, and advocacy.
We are interested in TB because TB is a health hazard that affects the socioeconomic status of Nigerians. Like HIV/AIDS, it's influence goes beyond the health of the individuals affected to the social and economic life of the nation.
We are helping to control TB by participating in empowering the communities we work in to drive TB prevention and care themselves through knowledge, training,and case detection and notification. We do advocacy and supervise Community Volunteers (CVs) in their referral efforts and social mobilization activities.
We plan to undertake a nationwide TB awareness campaign (Communications strategy) in households in both urban and rural areas using an innovative approach to communication through exploitation of illuminated signage from single indicator bulbs immediately power from the electric utility is restored to households. The objective here is to increase awareness of households on TB as a contagious yet curable disease for which there exist services in their communities using an interesting object of attraction that is the first indicator of restoration of power. They say knowledge is power. In this case, TB knowledge is empowerment (em-POWER-ment).
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? < $1,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
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: Network with other partners
 
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:
We contribute to our National TB Control plan through our involvement in Community TB Care using the ACSM (Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization) strategy. We also are involved in case detection through referrals of those presumed to have TB, referral follow-up, and in cases of detection through diagnosis of sputum, ensuring patients' treatment at DOTS centers. The CTBC we are involved in is a component of the National TB Program being funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.
 

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:
supervision of Community Volunteers in their Community TB Care (CTBC) work which involves making referrals to microscopy and DOTS centers, follow-up, tracking of those lost on their treatment, and social mobilization. We have quarterly review meetings with the CVs, their local TB supervisors, and DOTS nurses to review/assess performance for every quarter of a year. Their feedback helps us to identify challenges and what barriers have contributed to such challenges.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflict of interest

Application date: July 4, 2013
Last updated: August 29, 2013