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Organization Contact Information

Name: Mutual Assistance Resource Group (MARG)
Street 1: P.B 606, Ayyanthole P.O
Street 2: Thrissur, Kerala
City: Thrissur
Province: Kerala
Post Code: 680003
Country: India
Phone: 00914872364207
Organization Email:
Web Site: /
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Toms
Last Name: Thomas
Title: Mr
Phone: 00919446834474

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Susan
Last Name: John
Title: Treasurer
Phone: 00919446230862

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number:
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
MARG is a development organisations that promote community owned and manged solutions for health care including health care financing. We work among the most vulnerable like those affected with HIV who more vulnerable to TB. We dream a TB free nation.

We organise community in to peer groups called health action forums that save a small amount for health care. This savings is pooled on a larger scale and is used to meet the health expenses of the members.
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration:

Specializations / Areas of Work

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

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Media
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: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We work on TB Advocacy, TB Awareness, TB Education, IT for TB Harm Prevention, Treatment and care. We also work on community based TB prevention and care financing strategis

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:
We work on advocacy at both local and regional level in India. Working on IT based solution to minimise DOT drop out rates.

TB AIV awareness and care is another area. We have evaluated some HIV AIDS project directed by National AIDS Control Organisation in India


Declaration of interests:
Toms K Thomas
Mutual Assistance Resource Group (MARG)
Lala Apartments, P.B 606
Ayyanthole, Thrissur- Kerala - India - 680003

Application date: April 6, 2010
Last updated: November 2, 2012