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Organization Contact Information

Name: Islamic Center for Peace Democracy and Human Rights
Street 1: Awatia Line - Bombay House
Street 2: P O Box KS 5705
City: Kumasi
Province: Ashanti
Post Code: 00233
Country: Ghana
Phone: 00233 3220 41703
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Shamsudeen
Last Name: Salifu
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 00233 248 320097

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Mohammed Habib
Last Name: Gali
Title: Executive Secretary

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: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
Islamic Center for Peace Democracy and Human Rights is a Ghanaian NGO dedicated to the promotion of democracy,religious tolerance and respect for human rights. The principal goal of ICPDHR is to promote religious tolerance, improved quality of life of people and peaceful co-existence among all religions.

A survey conducted by ICPDHR in the Muslim communities revealed that activities of some "Mallams" (Muslim religious teachers) are contributing negatively to efforts at stopping TB in Muslim communities. Instead of encouraging anyone who is coughing for weeks to report at the hospital, the Mallams have taken it upon themselves to treat TB patient at homes; saying it is a spiritual disease which requires spiritual treatment.

To address this problems ICPDHR is implementing a project which seeks to contribute effectively to stopping TB especially in the Muslim communities in the country starting from Kumasi. The project seeks to mobilize major mosques in Muslim communities and get Muslim religious leaders more involved in educating and encouraging TB patients in their communities and congregation to become active participants in their diagnosis and take all their anti TB drugs as directed.

The center is currently embarking on a programme aimed at persuading TB suspected patients within the various Muslim communities in Kumasi to report to any nearby health facility for sputum check.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Research and Development

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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
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:
National programmes and plans remain national unless local and community level organizations are given the necessary support to carry out and implement those plans.

Our organization in particular has been actively engaging the Muslim communities in Ghana with awareness creation and support aimed at contributing to the national plan's overall objectives.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
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:

i. Sensitization of community leaders- Imams, Chiefs, Muslim scholars, Magajiyas on TB/HIV co- infection.
ii. Training of community based agents on TB/HIV/AIDS and their role in referrals.
iii.Conducting a house-to-house education on TB/HIV and referring suspected patients to nearest health facilities and suspected cases follow-up.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: December 30, 2010
Last updated: August 25, 2011