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Organization Contact Information

Name: Welfare Foundation
Street 1: 13 Tevdore Mgvdeli Str.
Street 2:
City: Tbilisi
Post Code: 0112
Country: Georgia
Phone: +995-32-912699
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Simon
Last Name: Gabritchidze
Title: MD, MS, MA

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Khatuna
Last Name: Khatiashvili

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:
Welfare Foundation (WF) aims to improve the quality of life for the poor through research and advocacy on issues related to healthcare, poverty alleviation and social welfare. The organization’s objectives and efforts are focused on the areas most urgent for the vulnerable population of Georgia (namely, people living in poverty, IDPs, rural population and other vulnerable groups), such as primary health care, access to and quality of health services, maternal child health, HIV/AIDS, TB, etc. WF devoted significant efforts to promoting civil society participation in the development and implementation of national health policies.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
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: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in TB control provision
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:

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Georgia
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:

Welfare Foundation has implemented two TB projects:
1.“TB/HIV co-infection Monitoring and Advocacy”;
This project was successful in terms of advocating civil society and community engagement in TB control, policymaking efforts around the adoption and implementation of collaborative TB/HIV activities, as well as enhancing cooperation between governmental and non-governmental health stakeholders.

2.”Decreasing burden of Tuberculosis by contributing to building and empowerment of TB communities of women and other vulnerable groups in Adjara region of Georgia”
This project aimed the participatory approaches and community participation possibilities in shaping policy at local level, by giving voice to people living with TB and those involved in its prevention, treatment and care, through workshops, focus group discussions and provision of educational materials.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: February 5, 2010
Last updated: September 13, 2013