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Name: TB/HIV Care Association
Street 1: 8th Floor, ABSA House
Street 2: 25 St Georges Mall
City: Cape Town
Province: Western Cape
Post Code: 8001
Country: South Africa
Phone: 27 21 425 0050
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Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Prof
First Name: Harry
Last Name: Hausler
Title: Chief Executive Officer

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Ria
Last Name: Grant
Title: Senior Advisor

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
TB/HIV Care Association is non-profit organization that aims to improve TB and HIV management through prevention as well as diagnosis, care, treatment and community-based adherence support.

We have focussed specifically on the challenges associated with undiagnosed and untreated TB, HIV and STIs. By addressing these challenges we aim to decrease morbidity and mortality, decrease transmission, and improve clinical response. We work with most-at-risk populations such as sex workers and their clients, prison inmates and officials, and people who inject drugs as well as the general South African population.

Our integrated approach to addressing both TB and HIV issues has made the organization a pioneer in implementing a comprehensive system of support for TB & HIV clients, particularly within a community setting.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
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: Information on developments within the TB world
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:
TB/HIV Care Association works in a close partnership with the South African Department of Health – at National, Provincial, District and Subdistrict level. We employ 13 mobile HIV counselling and testing linked with screening for TB and STIs (HCT) teams and facility-based HCT counsellors to support the National Strategic Plan (NSP) of the South African Department of Health’s “Pillar 1: Universal HIV testing and TB screening”. By offering mobile HCT services in community settings rather than only within facilities as well as providing HIV and TB treatment adherence support for people living with TB and HIV through community care workers, TB/HIV Care also supports the NSP aims of “providing HIV and TB care and treatment in non-Medical Settings” as well as “expanding access to quality care and treatment for HIV, TB and STIs” and “providing appropriate support for people living with HIV and/or TB”. Our Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation department supports “Pillar 4: changing societal norms and values” by developing and distributing informational content on TB and HIV and its transmission.

Geographical Reach

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


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:
TB/HIV Care has a long history with DOTS as it started the first community-based DOTS programme in South Africa in 1992. We currently employ more than 200 community care workers who provide integrated TB and HIV treatment support.

Drug-Resistant TB:
TB/HIV Care Association supports the process of the decentralisation of the treatment of DR-TB patients; enabling them to be treated within their community. TB/HIV Care community care workers and TB assistants provide treatment support to DR-TB patients, and five specially-trained counsellors called drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) counsellors are employed by TB/HIV Care to provide specialised counselling support.

The integration of TB and HIV services has been one of the key areas of focus of TB/HIV Care Association since 2007, and one around which many of its advocacy efforts have been centred. TB/HIV Care Association has participated in operational research examining the effectiveness of integrated TB and HIV services, particularly treatment adherence support, at community-level in Harry Gwala, KwaZulu-Natal and in several sites in the Western Cape in South Africa. All clients who are HIV counseled and tested by both TB/HIV Care’s mobile teams as well as its facility-based counsellors are screened for TB and STIs. All of our community care workers provide integrated TB and HIV treatment support.

New Diagnostics:
From 2011, TB/HIV Care was engaged in operational research funded by TB REACH using 5 GeneXpert machines (also funded by PEPFAR and the South African National Health Laboratory Service). TB/HIV Care Association is also an implementing partner rolling out TB testing through GeneXperts and X-rays in correctional services settings for the Department of Correctional Services and the National Department of Health.

From 2011 to 2012, TB/HIV Care will be engaged in operational research funded by TB REACH into the effectiveness of continuous quality improvement on facility-based and community-based TB case finding and the effectiveness of mobile cell phones for TB contact tracing and case finding by community care workers. Since 2008, TB/HIV Care Association has been involved in operational research, in partnership with the University of the Western Cape, into the up-skilling of community care workers to provide a comprehensive package of care in the Harry Gwala District of KwaZulu-Natal.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

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Last updated: June 26, 2014