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Name: Wote Youth Development Projects
Street 1: wote township
Street 2: Along Hospital
City: wote
Province: makueni
Post Code: 0300
Country: Kenya
Phone: +254728300521
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: PETER
Last Name: OWITI
Title: executive director
Phone: +254728300521

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Faith
Last Name: Rading
Title: administration officer
Phone: +254721819662

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: MKN/DSS/012/042
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
The Vision of WOYDEP is a Nation where PLWHIV are at the forefront and meaningfully involved in the TB response towards an “TB Free Society” and where their rights are recognized and respected.
The Mission is to promote the greater and meaningful involvement of people living with TB in the national response to TB,HIV and AIDS. Wote Yoth Development Projects (WOYDEP) is a non-profit making organization which brings together all grassroot community based organization and community volunteers in Makueni which is one of the 47 counties in the county. Members of the consortium includes representatives of patients and affected communities, youth, CBO’s, Self Help Groups and HIV/TB/OVC, support groups and health volunteers. Its aim is to contribute to the fight against HIV and TB by strengthening the capacity of their members and mobilizing resources in hard to reach areas for eradicating TB and HIV and AIDS. The purpose of the formation was to mobilize formal and informal grass root organizations to play a much bigger role in FIND ME, DIAGNOSE AND TREAT ME campaign to achieve the post 2015 Stop TB partnership strategy in finding the missing 3 million undiagnosed. It has a membership of 50 grass root self help groups and community health volunteers with an average of 25 members in all the 6 constituencies in the county with each constituency represented at the board.
We have associated with Stop TB Partnership 2000 some of us TB patients .We contribution to community based TB response using his own resources, working with patients in hard to reach area, supporting patients who are too weak to reach the facility and following them back home for contact tracing makes them him a strong candidate for the board. His office had been open to all TB affected community especially during this period off covid19. Our notable advocacy include advocacy at the prisons where we petitioned the County government to provide a resident clinicians for early diagnosis of TB. In 2021 we initiated a group “Love Beyond Treatment”, a grou
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
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
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: 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:
Wote Youth Development Project has been a partner in National TB responsed. WOYDEP executive director of Wote Youth Development Projects a grassroots community based organizations based in Makueni is a member of County medical team working group and works closely in national platforms, Kenya working towards ending TB in Kenya and globally .The organization is a member of country coordinating mechanism. It has been working on right based patient care and treatment since the formation of the organization in the year 2000 and is a known TB advocacy nationally. He has worked with partners and government in the End TB strategy and his advocacy has helped bring changes in health policy specifically on community strategy in universal health coverage the county government. The director
Mr. Owiti has been implementing community TB activities under Global fund support that include tracing, tracing of treatment interrupters, home visits and referral in Makueni County. He is giving 1/10 of his time Treatment Advocacy Consortium Health Africa in implementing Global Fund activities .He is a member of Global Coalition of TB activist and Union Advisory Panel and stop TB partnership. He has also participated in the review of the TB national strategic plan. He has worked with Kenya Ethical and Legal Issues Network fighting for human rights approach to TB management by petitioning violation of rights of TB patients. WOYDEP has been represented at the WHO/CSO consultative meeting in Addis Ababa ,Ethiopia as a presenter and have high presence in TB forums with reference to the International Union against TB and lung health in Germany, Malaysia, France, Spain, Netherlands and contribute to patient centered petitions, have a wide knowledge on TB and is known in the TB community both locally and internationally and he work closely with my National TB program in policy change and financing of TB/HIV.
Peter has served in various capacity both nationally (Kenya coordinating mechanism-TB) and internationally (Union advisory panel) and currently is the community representative at the Coordinating committee for scientific activity (CCSA) at the Union. WOYDEPs very knowledgeable in TB/HIV advocacy, communication and community engagement in hard to reach settings where he has been working with community for the last 37 years.


Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Unknown
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:
fight against HIV and TB by strengthening the capacity of their members and mobilizing resources in hard to reach areas for eradicating TB and HIV and AIDS.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Advocate for provision of the newly discovered drugs and benefits of science

Intergrade TB/HIV services to reduce drugs overload

Laboratory Strengthening:
Advocate for access to innovative diagnostics

New Diagnostics:
Use of science to consistently research and use on new tools

New TB Drugs:
Shorten the duration and increase efficacy of TB drugs regiments

New TB Vaccines:
Provide lifelong TB Vaccines to those vulnerable populations


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 5, 2021
Last updated: August 5, 2021