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Street 1: STREET 5th
Street 2:
Province: KABUL
Post Code:
Country: Afghanistan
Phone: 0202513387
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Wahidullah
Last Name: Taroon
Title: General Director
Phone: +93 767777706

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Abdullah
Last Name: Qarizada
Title: Program Manager
Phone: +93 (0) 700659536

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: 397
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
1.AYSO’s Mission is to support the communities to make right and ethical choices over their lifetimes by providing them with social, educational, developmental and health care services at the national and international levels. And its Vision is Healthy life, developed and social tranquility for all (especially youths), without any discrimination on religion, ethnicity, and gender.
2. Tuberculosis (TB) is a communicable disease transmitted through air droplets. The disease still remains a leading cause of mortality in some countries including my country, Afghanistan. Therefore, TB has been a prioritized public health problem. Following the strategies of the World Health Organization (WHO), National tuberculosis program (NTP) has led the TB control activities to fight against this preventable and manageable communicable disease across the country.
AYSO currently is involved the implementation of many health (BPHS, CDC), educational, nutrition projects in some Provinces of Afghanistan and willing to contribute in the fight against this preventable and manageable communicable disease across the country with close collaboration with WHO, ANTP (Afghanistan National TB Control Program).
3. To respond to the TB challenges in Afghanistan through the innovative approaches and strengthening the health systems. In order to achieve it, AYSO will focus on TB challenges in Afghanistan which are in line with the Afghanistan NTP and the interventions will be aligned with the national TB strategy for improving quality TB care.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
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: 11 - 25
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: Afghanistan
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:
AYSO’s aims to fight against TB, this preventable and manageable communicable disease across the country by improving TB case finding in the community to get early and prompt diagnosis and treatment, providing community awareness and strengthening referral system so that communities have easy access to TB services delivery.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Afghanistan
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


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:
AYSO implementing BPHS projects in deferent Provinces of Afghanistan with partnership of national and international organizations, since July 2015, therefore AYSO has gained the experience of implementing communicable disease including TB control programs
The specific areas of expertise of AYSO in delivering quality TB services are:
AYSO has a strong and qualified management team. AYSO’s management team members are fully equipped with knowledge and experiences of implementing TB control programs in Afghanistan.
AYSO currently is overall responsible for the implementation of Communicable Disease Control (CDC) component of the BPHS (SEHAT-III) projects in 3 provinces of Afghanistan.
AYSO through implementation of BPHS projects has gained the experiences of:
1) Establishing sputum collection and sending system in BHCs and SHCs.
2) Training health workers and CHWs on DOTs protocol.
3) Implementing DOTs at the HFs and community level.
4) Supplying the HFs with anti TB drugs.
5) Providing therapeutic food aids to TB patients with supports of WFP and.
6) Conducting IEC/BCC sessions at the community level (by CHWs) on stigma reduction and curability of TB patients.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: February 24, 2019
Last updated: February 24, 2019