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Organization Contact Information

Name: Community Initiative For TB, HIV/AIDS & Malaria (CITAM+)
Street 1: Suite 811, 8th Floor, Lottie House, Cairo Road,
Street 2:
City: Lusaka
Province: Lusaka
Post Code: 10101
Country: Zambia
Phone: +260 977 960043
Email: citamplus@gmail.com
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Carol
Last Name: Nyirenda
Title: Executive Director
Email: carolnawina@gmail.co
Phone: +260 977 960043

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Constance
Last Name: Ngenda
Title: Programmes Offier
Email: ngendac@yahoo.co.uk
Phone: +260 979 170037

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Organization Type - Primary: Patient Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
To advocate for national access to information, treatment, care and support for people infected and affected by TB and HIV/AIDS in Zambia, with special concern for those with drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR/XDR), women and children. CITAM is an advocacy organisation that was set up by PLHIV during the time when research showed that TB was the leading killer of PLHIV. We started off working with the 31s of Stop TB.
Our main focus is policy analysis and policy advocacy. We work at community, national, regional and global levels. We also work with policy makers.
We also carry out trainings, door to door sensitization, produce TB and TB/HIV IEC materials, sit on the country CCM representing TB, part of the TB/HIV Collaborative Body, MoH TB Technical working group. At international level our members are members of GF and UNITAID communities delegations and work very closely with the Stop TB Partnership at global level.
CITAM works very closely with NTP and buys into the NTP Strategy. We work around ACSM.
 
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: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
 
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: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
 
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 are part of the NTP ACSM Committee, and on the ground focus on Advocacy Communication and Social Mobiliztion.
We also work around intensified case finding, ensure provision of IPT, and sensitize the patients at the clinics on infection control through health talks.
We also analyse TB and TB/HIV policies, guidelines etc and simplify this into a language the communities will understand and this creates demand on the ground. We then ensure that these policies are having the intended impact on the ground - if not we then engage the national level to share the gaps and find a solution.
We are a community based organisation which works in, with and for the affected communities.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Zambia
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)
Zambia

Specializations

Advocacy
Civil Society and Community Engagement
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Research and Development
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Zambia
Civil Society and Community Engagement Zambia
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership Zambia
Research and Development Zambia
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Zambia
Working on Key Populations related to TB Zambia

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:
Community and patient driven approach. Community sensitization to ensure adherence and at national level ensure that there are no or minimal stockouts

TB-HIV:
Community and patient driven approach. We integrate TB into already existing HIV structures and push for implementation of the 6 I's

New Diagnostics:
Community and patient driven approach. New tools - advocacy at global level to ensure developement of new tools takes place in a timely manner

New TB Drugs:
Community and patient driven approach. New tools - advocacy at global level to ensure developement of new tools takes place in a timely manner

New TB Vaccines:
Community and patient driven approach. New tools - advocacy at global level to ensure developement of new tools takes place in a timely manner

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
N/A

Application date: August 6, 2016
Last updated: August 17, 2016