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Organization Contact Information

Street 1: 2/32 Kennett Road
Street 2: Ellis Nagar
City: Madurai
Province: Tamilnadu
Post Code: 625016
Country: India
Phone: 0091 452 2604380
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Berlin
Last Name: Jose
Title: Founder/Director
Phone: 09344117375

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Kan
Last Name: Sakthi Anand
Title: Program Manager
Phone: 0452 2604380

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: 210/1992(Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act.)
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Russ Foundation is a charity, registered as a non-profit organization in India. Since its inception in the year 1992,it has developed into a dynamic organisation with a history of bringing vital changes in the community it serves. Russ Foundation concentrates its developmental efforts at grass-root level in sectors like Health, Education, Socio-economic development, Life-skill Vocational Training and Ecology.

Russ Foundation is focused to create sustainable & culturally relevant solutions by enabling communities to break longstanding obstacles for their development. The primary object of Russ Foundation is to improve the quality of life of the children, women and the community at large, with special focus give to HIV/AIDS & TB amongst the Female Commercial Sex Wrokers, MSM (Homosexuals) and People living with HIV/AIDS (PLHAs), Childre infected and affected with HIV- (CIA & CAA).
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration: Yes

Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
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: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
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:
Russ Foundation works in collaboration with the RNTCP in the region (Madurai) and also have tied up REACH an organisation carrying out TB programme in the District.
Russ Foundation had signed and MoU with REACH to implement the TB programme. In addition we referall the PLHIVs in our fold for regular check up, follow up and Referrals. We also conduct regular awareness meetings in the rural villages and

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:
Russ Foundation works with the general population and also amongst the school and college students conducting regular training and campaigns to create awareness on Tuberculosis and also conducts regular meetings for the general population and identify for screening and referrals and follow up treatment and care. Provide DOTS regularly and also carry our SPUTUM collection and testing with the district level centers.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Treatment adherence and follow up care for MDRTB patients

Russ Foundation works directly on HIV Prevention programs amongst the people with high risk behaviors like the FEMALE SEX WORKERS, MEN HAVING SEX WITH MEN (MSM), GAY COMMUNITY OR HOMOSEXUALS, TRANSGENDERS, INJECTING DRUG USERS, PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV (PLHV), CHILDREN INFECTED AND AFFECTED WITH HIV (CIA & CAA). HIV screening is one of the main strategies of the program and all HIV screening is done with a screening for TB tests in addition to the screening, testing and treatment for TB as a Co-infection


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: November 26, 2008
Last updated: August 17, 2019