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Organization Contact Information

Name: Health & Development Initiative-India
Street 1: 73 - FF, MIG Flats
Street 2: B Block, Ranjit Avenue
City: Amritsar
Province: Punjab
Post Code: 143001
Country: India
Phone: +911832502511
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Dinesh
Last Name: Sharma
Title: Director - HDI India
Phone: +919814050065

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Jatinder
Last Name: Singh
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +919876118935

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: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Health and Development Initiative-India is a small size not-for-profit- organisation, which is engaged in supporting and advocating the cause of TB control in India. We share the objectives of Stop TB Partnership towards building partnerships for action against one of the world’s most devastating diseases. We also share its mission that every TB patient has access to TB treatment and cure, vulnerable populations are protected from TB and social and economic toll that TB exerts on families, communities, and nations are reduced. We wish that country level partnerships were also established. We have been trying to bring together the various organizations working in India by highlighting their work and achievements through our newsletter and website.

We hope to contribute to Partnership’s work by supporting its activities in India by generating awareness amongst civil society about need for rapid expansion of quality DOTS services in the country and building a political, administrative and professional support base for Revised National tuberculosis Control Programme.
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Specializations / Areas of Work


Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
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: Stop TB communications
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: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Our organisation maintains a website that provides information about tuberculosis for the general public, medical doctors, paramedical workers and community leaders.

We also bring out an electronic newsletter TB News from India, which is at present circulated to over 500 persons. The newsletter highlights current scenario of TB control in India and other SAARC countries. It also addresses the interaction of TB with HIV pandemic.

We have also brought out a booklet on FAQs on TB in Hindi. It was initially used by a number of TB programmes in a number of countries that have a Hindi speaking population.

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:
Our newsletter 'TB News from India' for the last several years has been reporting on expansion of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme and highlighting both the threats and opportunities in areas of DOTS expansion.

We have strongly advocated for the integration of TB and HIV services in the country.

Few have conducted two studies amongst health care providers about their beliefs and practices in respect to DOTS and its expansion.
Two interns from United States of America have worked with us and studied TB and HIV issues in Punjab State of India


Declaration of interests:
Declaration of Interests

As duly authorized representative of my organisation, I declare that this information is correct and that no other real, potential, or apparent conflict of interest is known to me. I will inform the Stop TB Secretariat on behalf of my organisation of any changes in these circumstances, and will designate or cause to designate a successor to carry out this function in the event of my departure from the organisation.

Organisation name: Health and Development Initiative-India
Signature: Sd/- Dr. Dinesh Kumar
Title: Director
Name and Date: Dr. Dinesh Kumar (02.09.2003)

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Last updated: August 7, 2011