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Name: Mapambano ya Kifua Kikuu na Ukimwi Temeke (MUKIKUTE)
Street 1: Temeke Saba Saba
Street 2: Temeke
City: Dar es Salaam
Province: Dar es Salaam
Post Code: +255
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Phone: +255 2856512
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Joseph Samwel
Last Name: Mapunda
Title: Chairperson

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
Phone: +255 784 792324

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:

MUKIKUTE is a registered Tanzanian Local NGO composed of Former TB Patients. Since 2005 MUKIKUTE in Collaboration with the ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) The group when was formed aimed at increasing community participation in TB and TB/HIV control with the ultimate goal of reducing TB and TB/HIV burden in the community through:-Supervision of patients who swallow their TB medicines under home based directly observed treatment (DOT),Creation of community awareness around TB and TB/HIV control using sensitization meetings and theater groups and Supporting TB patients to adhere to treatment through home visits and health facility counseling sessions.
Activity undertaken to control TB
•To expand coverage of the TB/HIV educational program at District level in Tanzania
•To increase knowledge and awareness on TB and HIV among general
Population in Tanzania
•To prevent TB transmission at community and HF level in Tanzania
•To combat stigma among the general population for TB Patients and People living with HIV/AIDS in Tanzania
•To empower community on TB/HIV control
•To establish and strengthen Former TB Patients approach in District with or without TB Clubs in Tanzania
•To establish and train District TB Clubs in Tanzania
•Oversee all activities of former TB Patients through District TB Clubs.
•To evaluate and monitor progress of all District TB Clubs in Tanzania.
•To search for financial and material support from International and local donors for District TB Clubs
•To stand for TB and HIV Patients rights in Tanzania
•Compile and report quarterly and annual Technical and financial reports from all District TB Clubs in Tanzania
•To conduct Supportive supervision to District TB Clubs in Tanzania.
•To establish awareness within the community on the proper care of the people living with Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS.
•To support orphans, vulnerable children and others who need help.

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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Technical Assistance

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: Other partners
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: 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:
Since its inception MKIKUTE has achieved the following Increased treatment success rate from 76 % in 2005 to 90% in 2010,Reduced default rate from 16% in 2005 t0 2010 ,A total of 3886 patients (74 %) have been supervised by MUKIKUTE in Temeke Municipal, Has worked with the National TB/Leprosy Program to support formation of 19 former TB clubs across the country including 8 from Dar es Salaam region, Increased partnership with local and international organizations including PASADA from Tanzania, Norwegian Heart and Lung Patients Organization (LHL) from Norway and International Centre for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) and CDC from USA.


Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United Republic of Tanzania
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
United Republic of Tanzania


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:
Pursue high –quality DOT expansion with Special emphasis on Pediatric TB and Active Case Finding: Potential activities:-A) Community DOT; MUKIKUTE in collaboration with Health Care workers under the supervision of NTLP will follow up TB patients and provide them with Anti TB drugs at home (Treatment Supporters) and emphasize treatment adherence. Coordinate with NTLP in the development of the Childhood TB guidelines by incorporating the Pediatric Community TB Care component and participate in rolling out and implementing the guidelines national wide

Drug-Resistant TB:
To provide psychosocial support to MDR Patients in Kibongoto Hospital
To emphasis treatment adherence among Most at rosk population who are on TB Treatment and other Patients through Health Education at Health Facility and community.


Declaration of interests:
Patients organization need great support to monitor quality of NTP Services especially in less resource countries

Application date: August 28, 2009
Last updated: October 18, 2011