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Organization Contact Information

Name: Njaboute Foundation
Street 1: Mamudah Central
Street 2: Mamudah School
City: Banjul
Province: West Coast Region
Post Code: +220
Country: Gambia
Phone: +220 7213001 / +220 6544
Organization Email: njaboutefoundatoin@gmail.com
Web Site: http://

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Abdoulie K.
Last Name: Baldeh
Title: President
Email: baldehak@gmail.com
Phone: +220 6885302

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Isatou B.
Last Name: Jallow
Title: Vice President
Email: bobojallow86@aol.com
Phone: +220 3952093

General Information

Board Constituency: Foundation
Organization Type - Primary: Foundation
Organization Type - Secondary: Charitable / Philanthropic Foundation
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Njaboute foundation is focused on Health Education and Promotion through Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC)for improving the life of women, children and underprivileged youths. Our main aim is to participate in the elimination of new Tuberculosis cases through contact tracing via community screening and testing at the community level. Hence, early diagnosis and prompt treatment as well as treatment compliance to prevent drug resistant shall be key in our advocacy. This would be facilitated through our competent community volunteers and field supervisors via referrals to treatment centers.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
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? < $1,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
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:
At Njaboute foundation, we are involved in the sensitization of community members on reduction of stigma and discrimination of TB and HIV/AIDS. We also participate in contact tracing, screening, testing, referrals for treatment and care. Our community volunteers serve as treatment supporter for TB patients within our jurisdiction. This is featured in our yearly activity plan which is highlighted clearly as prevention of further spread and control of TB. This facilitate the control of further spread of TB and stigma.
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Gambia
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)
Gambia

Specializations

Advocacy
Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Gambia

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:
Our focus is community sensitization through social behavioral change communication approach thereby preventing further spread of TB cases including immediate family members. Proper disposal of sputum and using tissue papers while coughing and sneezing as well as proper ventilation of residences of a TB victim.

Drug-Resistant TB:
This poses lot of threats or a global public health concern. Thus, treatment compliance and early diagnosis and contact tracing is very vital in our work. DOT strategy has been our implementing strategy that has proven dividend. So we use the DOT strategy using our community volunteers through our field supervisors

TB-HIV:
We aware of the co-infection of TB and HIV. Hence, screening and testing is offered concurrently and care is provided simultaneously. Provision of counseling and treatment compliance is key in our sensitization strategies.

Laboratory Strengthening:
The community volunteers are involved in contact tracing, screening and testing through laboratory diagnosis. Hence, immediate family members of TB cases are traced and test for TB, if positive, prompt referral to treatment centers are sort.

New Diagnostics:
When cases are confirmed, a holistic counseling to victim and family is provided and treatment initiated without delay. Certainly, compliance is key in the advocacy to prevent drug resistant is very important.

New TB Drugs:
Preparation of the individual psychological is paramount before administration of any drug particularly a new drug. Thus,prior to any administration of any drug, detail information such as indication, possible side effect, action, interaction as well as when and why to report is clearly explain.

New TB Vaccines:
Individuals wanting to take the TB vaccine must be screened thoroughly and all tests must be negative before the vaccine is administered. However, if a new TB vaccine is available, sensitization would be done before anything else. Administration of a new vaccine has to follow due process which would be adhered to strictly.

Fundamental Research:
Research is very important at any point in time. Fundamental research is important at stage of activity, hence, establishment of success progress vs retrogress is paramount.

Research:
Both base line and post research is performed to ascertain success and areas for improvement during the process. Hence, without research the need for an activity is not identified thus, fails to establish the fact of situation at point in time.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
I declare that the information(s) given above is true to best of my knowledge. I know if any false information detected shall lead to my refusal altogether.

Application date: October 14, 2017
Last updated: October 30, 2017