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Street 2: ANNA SALAI
Post Code: 600018
Country: India
Phone: +91-44-28610332
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: NALINI
Phone: +91-9962690145

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Ramya
Last Name: Ananthakrishnan
Title: Project Director
Phone: +91-9840055975

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:
REACH Resource group for Education and Advocacy for Community Health is an organisation working in Chennai, Tamilnadu , India to create awareness of critical community health issues REACH was set up as a registered society in 1999 to function within the framework of the following objectives:
• To combat the threat of TB with an activist, hands-on approach involving all sections of the community
• To ensure that the guidelines provided by the Revised National TB Control Program of the Government of India (RNTCP) is made accessible to private medical practitioners who are the primary care providers for a large section of the population.
• To increase public awareness of TB.

• To act as a liaising body between the deliverers of health care (both governmental and non-governmental) and the recipients of healthcare and function as an information bureau for the public-- on all aspects of TB control

REACH works with the technical support of the Tuberculosis Research Centre, a pioneering research institution of the ICMR, which has played a pivotal role in evolving the intermittent short course chemotherapy and domiciliary treatment for TB. Other active partners which REACH brought into this network are the Chennai Corporation , the local health authority and the State TB Society which are responsible for the implementation of the RNTCP in Chennai and Tamilnadu.

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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: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
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: Other (please explain)
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:
REACH has been in close coordination with National /State TB control program and the projects undertaken by the Organization have been aimed to fill the gaps identified. Activities such as ACSM, annual media awards, PPM and media training on TB for journalists are all centred to contributing to the TB control program

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:
REACH has been planning and implementing ACSM activities in the state of Tamilnadu, India for the past 4 years

REACH has been undertaking operational research in public private partnership model for TB care and control for the past 10 years


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: July 6, 2009
Last updated: November 3, 2012