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Organization Contact Information

Name: CONCERNED MIND INTERNATIONAL
Street 1: PO NYAMBUNWA , KISII
Street 2:
City: KISII
Province: NYANZA
Post Code: 40200
Country: Kenya
Phone: 0727664336
Email: concernedmindinternational@gmail.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Simon Peter
Last Name: Akuma
Title: Executive Director
Email: concernedmindinternational@gmail.com
Phone: 0727664336

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Henry
Last Name: Nyambasora
Title: Project Officer
Email: hnyambasora@yahoo.com
Phone: 0722290724

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Concerned Mind International (COMI) is a Kenyan Non Governmental organization formed and registered in Kenya in October 2012 registration
Number OP.218/051/12 – 0435 / 8424. It is a relief and development organization committed to transform lives through community programmes to the poor and vulnerable women and youth in Kenya and other East African countries. In Kenya COMI operates in five counties namely Kisii, Nyamira, Migori, Homa-bay, Narok.

Our mission is to empower communities with health information and education to poor in order for them to take positive actions for change through:

· Conducting mobilization and awareness creation on emerging issues on health and poverty.

· Developing partnerships with communities and other development agencies

· Conducting research on health and social challenges for appropriate responses.
 
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: 1 - 5
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $5,001-$10,000
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: 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:
-Participated in local programmes that have input in the National TB Control Plan
-Distributing materials/literature from the National TB control plan.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Kenya
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)
Kenya

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Kenya

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:

Drug-Resistant TB:
The project has a component of DR-TB.
DR-TB continues to threaten the progress made in controlling the disease and becomes an obstacle to effective global TB control. From a microbiological perspective, resistance is caused by a genetic mutation of the pathogen. But from a clinical perspective, DR-TB is attributed to factors related to providers, drugs and patients. DR-TB is, therefore, essentially a man-made problem. We shall do counseling and testing for HIV/Tb and make referral to district hospitals.

TB-HIV:
The project will assess the TB/HIV situation in the Kisii County area with the help of technical experts of the TB and HIV/AIDS program; publish an instruction manual advocating for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of TB/HIV; organize capacity building workshops between professional and non-professional personnel; and disseminate TB/HIV prevention advocacy messages through radio transmissions, leaflet production and theatrical performances.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Advocate for Community Based Conseling and Testing centres in villages for HIV/TB in Kisii County. Training of CHWs to support the initiative.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: April 23, 2014
Last updated: June 11, 2014