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Organization Contact Information

Name: AIDS AND TUBERCULOSIS ASSOCIATION OF KWAZULU-NATAL
Street 1: 400 Andrew Zondo Road
Street 2: Amanzimtoti
City: Durban
Province: KWAZULU-NATAL
Post Code: 4126
Country: South Africa
Phone: 0319034495
Email: info@atbak.org.za
Web Site: http://www.atbak.org.za

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ps
First Name: Mike
Last Name: Lesar
Title: Manager
Email: mike@atbak.org.za
Phone: 0836096204

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Bishop
First Name: Lulamile
Last Name: Bodla
Title: Chairman
Email: lulu@ziphakamise.org.za
Phone: 0839907728

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:
1.Our mission is a TB Free South Africa. Based largely in KWAZULU-NATAL but with outreaches in the Eastern Cape and planned for both Freestate and Mpumulanga we focus on Tuberculosis education, screening and testing but with a core nutrition program to prevent latent TB from becoming active.
2.Both the Manager and Chairman have had TB, the Chairman currently in 3rd month of Treatment.
3.Our motto is "Fid, Treat and Feed" which encapsulates the basic work we do in the urban, rural and deep-rural areas.
 
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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $100,001-$500,000
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: 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:
ATBAK volunteers are linked to their local clinic and assist both with DOT as well as tracing of defaulters. They also provide a nutritional base through one home one garden to help other family members build up their immune response and so prevent TB activation.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
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)
South Africa

Specializations

Advocacy
Delivery of health services and care

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy South Africa

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:
Training of DOT volunteers and setting up of DOT Support groups to assist DOT Volunteers in their work. Awareness and education in community groups including, church groups, Traditional healers, Traditional Leaders, Ward councillors, schools, businesses mothers groups, PWLA groups

Drug-Resistant TB:
Limited to support for the families of DR TB patients and supporting them with Home Gardens and the like.

TB-HIV:
Collaboration with HIV/AIDS groups, assistance and support with mobilisations, additional support through our Nutrition programs for those families infected of affected with HIV/AIDS and TB

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
There is no real, potential or apparent conflict of interest in anything we do with TB or HIV/AIDS that could constitute a threat or conflict of interests.Mike

Application date: September 19, 2014
Last updated: October 16, 2014