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Name: TB Alert India
Street 1: Plot No-25/26, White House, ISHAQ Colony, Opp: Syndicate Bank lane, Picket, Secunderabad.
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City: Hyderabad
Province: Andhra Pradesh
Post Code: 500015
Country: India
Phone: 040-27843499
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: JN
Last Name: Banavaliker
Title: Chairman
Phone: 919810721234

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Vikas
Last Name: Panibatla
Title: Sr. Manager and Acting CEO
Phone: 07702202399

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:
TB Alert India is a leading tuberculosis NGO, headquartered in Hyderabad. Its purpose is to enable people to access services for the prevention and effective treatment of tuberculosis, and to facilitate the effective delivery of TB services by government and private practitioners. TB Alert India works in full alignment with the government’s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP). TB Alert India’s work is funded by donors including USAID, The Global Fund to fight AIDS TB and Malaria (GFATM), the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Eli Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, and TB Alert (UK). TB Alert India implements programmes through its own staff teams as well as through partner NGOs. Its programmes are currently located in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi.

We currently have Three major project working on TB across India covering 6.0 millon population. Our projects are all community based approaches and usually include the setting up of new microscopy centres within vulnerable communities in order to provide free diagnosis and treatment. We work with a large group of partner grass-root NGO’s who help us in the implementation of these initiatives making sure the projects work best within their local context.
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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: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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: India
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:
So far Initiated 18 Community Based TB Projects covering about 14 Million Population

Sensitized more than 200 Civil Society Organizations on TB

Established coalition against TB by connecting 118 Civil Society Organizations

Introduced 46 Civil society Organizations for involvement in National TB Control Programme

More than 1500 Private Health Care Providers (RMPs & PMPs) were Sensitized on TB and supporting the RNTCP & DOTS through them.

972 Patient Support Groups were formed at local level to address issues on TB, MDR TB, HIV TB

Reached over 1 million Population directly through various health education activities

Introduced Workplace Interventions for Tuberculosis Andhra Pradesh for the first time in the country. Organized Workplace Sensitization Programmes in 166 Industries and among them 24 Major Industries have developed TB Workplace Policy.

Facilitated in Treating more than

• 16300 TB patients
• 1100 HIV TB Patients
• 150 Pediatric TB Cases &
• 198 MDR TB Cases

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:
Trained and promoted more than 2600 Community Volunteers as change agents for Tuberculosis and 45 Volunteers are working as DOTS Providers in North Delhi and Andhra Pradesh of India.

18 Community Based TB Projects were initiated covering about 18 Million Population to strengthen the RNTCP in India. Main objective of this Projects are to promote the services of the Govt. Health Facilities as free diagnosis and treatment.

Involved more than 200 Civil Society Organizations into the TB Programme by sensitizing them and made TB as their Agenda besides their regular programmes on heath or other issues.

Out of 200 organizations 46 Civil society Organizations are committed to work for Revised National TB Control Programme.

More than 1500 Private Health Care Providers (RMPs & PMPs) were Sensitized on TB and supporting the RNTCP & DOTS through them.

Introduced Workplace Interventions for Tuberculosis in Andhra Pradesh for the first time in the country. Organized Workplace Sensitization Programmes in 166 Industries among which 24 Major Industries have developed TB Workplace Policy.

Drug-Resistant TB:
1. Organized One day sensitization on MDR TB for 110 NGOs of Andhra Pradesh
2. Facilitated 200 MDR TB Patients by forming Support Groups in 4 Districts of (Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda & Medak) Phaze-I MDR TB Implemented Districts in Andhra Pradesh.
3. Supporting 26 MDR TB Patients in North Delhi.
4. Ensuring nearly 250 MDR Patients presently on MDR Treatment have mechanism of Ambulatory Kanamycine Injections through RNTCP by trained RMP/PMPs in Andhra Pradesh and Delhi Projects
5. Nearly 60 MDR TB Patients were supported with Nutrition
6. Facilitated 5 MDR TB Patients children for Educational Support, 4 MDR TB patients for Skill Training and 3 MDR TB patients (2 Housing & 1 Pension) linked with Govt. Social Welfare Schemes
7. Panning to provide Nutrition for 70 MDR TB Patients from November 2012 onwards in the seven districts of A.P

Organized more than 75 District level and TU level Sensitization Meetings with RNTCP & ICTC Staff to strengthen the cross referral mechanism in the 7 operational Districts of A.P

Organized more than 55 TB-HIV & PLHIV client meetings and educated 1300 participants for their better health and tips to prolong the lifespan.

Advocacy efforts made to strengthen the system of cross referral mechanism with involvement of District Collectors, Medical & Health Officers and concerned both departments (RNTCP & SACS) by which the % of Cross referrals testing increased from 35% to 85%.

Laboratory Strengthening:
• Noticed the vacancies of the LTs in 3 DMCs and taken the issue to the State TB Office and influenced to fill the vacancies by which nearly 300 people benefited.

• Identified the need of the DMCs in the 5 locations of the Burari (North Delhi) area and proposed for establishing five DMCs and one TU. It was accepted and approved by the State TB Office and established by which more than 5000 people benefited with DOTS provision.

After implementing the ACSM strategy in 7 Districts of A.P for more than two years, it is planned to conduct an “Operational Research” to measure the impact of the ACSM Strategies. This study is being done in Two TU areas of Andhra Pradesh.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: March 31, 2011
Last updated: July 20, 2013