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Street 1: Village - Kanthalia, P.O. - Bhangar
Street 2: P.S. - Kashipur, District - South 24 Parganas, West Bengal
City: Kolkata
Province: Eastern and North Eastern Zone
Post Code: 743502
Country: India
Phone: 00913218270245
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Mohammed Abdul
Last Name: Wohab
Title: Director
Phone: 00913218270245

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Sabitri
Last Name: Pal
Title: President
Phone: 00913218270245

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:
Southern Health Improvement Samity acronym SHIS a voluntary social welfare organisation working for the downtrodden deprived people for more than 30 years. SHIS had its humble beginning in 1979 with a TB clinic as a Flagship programme on a roadside thatched hut, which grew to be the largest and most successful NGO of the state in the field of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) operating 7 TB units and 33 DMC's on behalf of GOI & GOWB, covering 10 blocks of Sunderbans delta region and Malda. We also run Mobile Health Care Services (MHCS), initially under State Health Systems Development Project (SHSDP) under World Bank and now under Health & Family Welfare Dept., Govt. of West Bengal, with 1464 clinics spread over 183 villages, of 9 Sunderbans blocks of North & South 24 Parganas in remote, inaccessible, riverine & unserved islands of biggest Delta of the world, habitated by over 4 million underprivileged & marginalised people with 4 fully equipped (X-Ray and Pathology) and staffed Motor Boat Dispensaries. We also run 50 bedded multispecialty Eye Care Hospital, Arsenic Mitigation and Sanitary Mart, Schools for 1st generation literate including poor children, girls and hearing impaired, anti-Malaria measures, Reproductive and Child Health and Institutional Delivery, Herbal Medicine and Women Empowerment through Self Help Group for extending Micro Credit to 3700 SHG units for self-sustaining ventures.
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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: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
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: 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: 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:
SHIS is contributing its share of responsibility in the countries national TB Control Plan in form of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP)from its inception in the year 1979 with National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP). SHIS is the only NGO to be working with 7 TU's and 33 DMC in all over West Bengal along with ICTC unit, which is unique effort of its own.

In West Bengal, SHIS leads the way of GO – NGO collaboration in social development sector. SHIS has always been enjoying a great relationship with the Government. We in SHIS believe that to reach our goal and facilities better services to poor and deprived section of the community people; we need to bring together the resources available.

Involvement of Community is the most important aspect of SHIS TB control measures. The initial fear and vulnerability of TB patients is being carefully removed through a range of awareness measures, ensuring that people does not get panicky or overtly anxious. Thus, the treatment and control plan in SHIS not just medical alone, it is social, emotional and participatory. Involvement of patient leaders and Ex-patients in the process is a milestone achievement in SHIS. Today, the patients themselves are monitoring their growth, taking special interest and care in the overall development of their brethrens, ensuring that their medication pattern is closely followed and they adhere to the plans of the programme.

Pattern is closely followed and they stick on to the plans of the programme. SHIS had reached a milestone in controlling TB in Sunderban and people have shown their trust in the medication pattern of SHIS. TB control programme of SHIS cannot be expressed in mere words alone, it is the systems and procedures which is being practiced and kept at best and most efficient levels at all times.

For community awareness and involvement in care and education, SHIS periodically taken up various other programme beside aforementioned viz., Community Based DOTS and Advocacy, Communication & Social Mobilization (ACSM)with support from CARE and USAID - World Vision.

Furthermore, in recent days SHIS is implementing Global Fund Round 9 for TB in Six Districts of West Bengal.

SHIS with its innovative effort of introducing Mobile Boat Dispensaries (4 nos.) with X-Ray and Pathological unit to reach the unreached in the riverine belt of Sunderbans is an additional method of contributing towards National TB Control Programme of India.

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:
Pursue quality DOTS expansion and enhancement, by improving the case finding and cure through an effective patient-centred approach to reach all patients, especially the poor and unreached.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Engage people with Drug-Resistant TB, and affected communities to demand, and contribute to effective care by scaling-up of Drug-Resistant TB care (MDR); creating demand through context-specific advocacy, communication and social mobilization.

Address TB-HIV and other challenges, by scaling up TB-HIV joint activities through its 7 TU's and 33 DMC including ICTC unit.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Improving the technical and managerial skills of Senior TB Laboratory (STL) to ensure quality assured culture and DST for effectively diagnosed and managed multidrug resistance (MDR-TB and potentially extensively drug resistant TB XDR-TB)through quality assured culture and drug susceptibility testing (DST.


Declaration of interests:
SHIS doesn't have any Confict of Interest with respect to the Global Partnership to Stop TB.

Application date: March 3, 2011
Last updated: September 14, 2013