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Street 1: P.B.No. 4, Kottakkarai Road, Kannyakumari P.O,
Street 2: Kanyakumari Dt, Tamil Nadu - 629 702
Province: Tamil Nadu
Post Code: 629 702
Country: India
Phone: 9443975588
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Sr
First Name: Dr Archana
Last Name: Das DM
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 9443975588

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Sr
First Name: Rose
Last Name: Francis
Title: Managing Trustee
Phone: 04652 – 246992

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: 50 / 1997
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Stella Maris Institute of Development Studies (SMIDS) is a non government development and education activity based Trust. It was founded and being managed by the Sisters of the Congregation of the Daughters of Mary. It was founded in the year 1997 with a vision to create empowerment among the disadvantaged women in the society.
Across India and globe this congregation has been actively serving the marginalized and socio-economically disadvantaged population through the management of institutions targeting vulnerable children, women, senior citizens, children with special needs, terminally sick, people with mental health issues, Rehabilitation of Leprosy people ,HIV affected ,Disabled, Cancer patient etc. SMIDS work in the areas of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, Animal Welfare, Children, Disaster Management, Environment and natural resource management, Food and Agriculture, HIV/AIDS, Legal Awareness & Aid, Micro Finance (SHGs), Panchayati Raj, Women’s Development & Empowerment, etc.. The organization works towards the promotion of sustainable development and operates in Tamil Nadu, India.
Working with the tribal people in our operational area is neglected lot, the fury government development programmes are not reaching them. They are backward in every aspects of human life. Exploitation of general people and interference of the people from the mainland to their hamlets made their life very miserable. This project is initiated to strengthen the Self-Help Groups we have formed in this area and to support tribal families to start viable income earning activities. A special emphasis has given for educational improvement of the tribal youth, that too higher education.
SMIDS has got wide experience in working with the rural community for their development. The guidance and facilitation they have provided to the marginalized communities are highly appreciated by all. The participatory approach of the organization helped the rural communities to develop
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration: Yes

Specializations / Areas of Work

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
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: World TB Day
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: India
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:
Partnership and networking

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
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:
The organization plans to develop IEC and capacitate communities and strengthen the capacities of mobilized communities.

Work and develop systems with intra and inter related diseases and morbidity which causes severe TB symptoms.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: January 28, 2021
Last updated: January 28, 2021