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Name: Willing Health Advocacy and Training Support
Street 1: 45 Airport Road
Street 2: GRA
City: Benin City
Province: Edo State
Post Code: Nigeria
Country: Nigeria
Phone: 2348038635071
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Victoria
Last Name: Amu
Title: Executive Director

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Paul
Last Name: Edugbo
Title: Program Manager

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Patient Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
To effectively prevent and control TB through operational advocacy, building partnerships and communications. Our CURE PROGRAM is a patient-led initiative that aims to address the emotional and psychological needs of people with TB/MDR-TB, to inform and raise awareness of the disease and to tackle stigma. This is a one-to-one mentoring service whereby people with TB can speak in confidence to someone who has already successfully been through treatment, to ensure that poverty and ignorance are no longer a barrier to accessing TB treatment. Defaulters of TB treatment are monitored thru. the provision of Nutritional Supplement and visit to their homes, while redirecting them back to DOTS Centers
discrimination associated with TB. Presently,Willing Health is involved in the Training Of CBOs, and as Trainer of Trainer under GFATM Round 8 and involved Community TB Training of CBOs
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

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: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
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: Information on developments within the TB world
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Nigeria
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:
Willing Health Advocacy & Training Support key contribution is the component of the Health Systems Strengthening intervention in GFATM R8 project and Community Systems Strengthening (CSS) which aims to strengthen capacity of core processes of the Community Based Organizations and community level committees to ensure the provision of an increased range and quality of services in scaled up TB information& Education thru. ATM interventions. One of the identified community level committees is the Ward Health Development Committees (WHDCs). Strategies have been put in place to sensitize and equip the WHDC to serve as actors for TB response. So far, various steps have been taken towards achieving this; the identification and training of key Community workers/Volunteers to support the implementation of the strategies, orientation and training workshops for WDC members in the 5 focal wards within the 5 focal LGAs in the HSS , experience sharing and development of WDC year 2011 operational work plan, advocacy visits and submission of work plan to LGA policy makers in the 5 focal LGAs as well as quarterly WDC experience sharing and evaluation.As part of planned efforts to ensure that standards are maintained and the WDC activities are well monitored evaluated and experiences shared, the ATM team is able to carry out WDC experience sharing and evaluation meetings at the LGA. The meeting provided a forum for WDC members from the 5 HSS focal wards to share experiences among themselves and with representatives of WDC from all other wards within the LGA. Capacity building of WDC members on ATM concept, integration of the network at the community and ward levels and strategies to scale up ATM activities was also carried out.
Presently,Willing Health is involved in the Training Of CBOs, and as Trainer of Trainers under GFATM Round 8. Involved in CTBC which is an important activity of the GF TB Round 9 is the engagement of CSOs for social mobilization aimed at creating awareness on DOTs. This is because community involvement in TB care is a very important strategy in the control of TB and also necessary to achieve an important objective ‘’To promote behavior change about TB in the community’’. To implement this strategy, Willing Health Advocacy & Training Support has been selected to implement CTBC activities on behalf of the TB NETWORK/NTBLCP. Part of its role in the implementation of CTBC is the selection of 15 CBOs from 10 LGAs each in three South South States for CTBC implementation .The CBOs would be trained on inter-personal communication and mobilization of community members...

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nigeria
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:
Advocacy to Govt for more DOTS Centres

Drug-Resistant TB:
Since 2007 we ensure that TB patients complete drugs to avoid MDR-TB

Make sure anyone tested with HIV is also treated with TB drugs

In 2010 guildlines to improve service delivery


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

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Last updated: August 7, 2011