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Organization Contact Information

Name: Alternative for India Development
Street 1: Plot No:1,V.G.N.Nagar, Iyappanthangal
Street 2:
City: Chennai
Province: Tamilnadu
Post Code: 600056
Country: India
Phone: 00-44-26792336/26790014
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: KT
Last Name: Arasu
Title: KT Arasu
Phone: 9444387655

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: KS
Last Name: Sunanda
Title: KS.Sunanda
Phone: 9444072633

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:
Alternative for India Development is a national NGO working with the mission of health for the poor. It was founded by a group of social scientists and activists with 25 years of experience in India.

From our experience, we identified many TB endemic villages while working on STI and reproductive health. We intend to address this as part of our health mission.

Currently, we are operating three TB prevention, control and care projects.

1. Right to access to TB services in tribal areas
2. Mobile diagnostic TB services in hard to reach areas
3. ACSM project of Global Fund

We have been working in Jharkhand and Odisha states with greater focus on various tribal groups in co-operation with National TB Control programme of India.
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Specializations / Areas of Work


Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
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: Network with other partners
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:
1.We have been identifying suspected TB cases in hard to reach tribal, hilly and disturbed regions and to link up with the National TB Control programmes.
2. We also do diagnostic services and to link them with TB programme of the government.
3.Pursuing community centric prevention, control and care programmes.
4.TB communication programmes using radio in tribal languages.

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 have identified the unreached and hard to reach villages. Through the project, we have been creating access to government TB services.

Drug-Resistant TB:
We are involved first in preventing Drug Resistant TB. Second, we try to identify and help them for referral with DOTS plus services

We provide ACSM initiatives including couseling and family support services to TB-HIV co-infected cases.

We do conduct base line and tribal TB specific research issues to improve the quality of our operation


Declaration of interests:
Our interest is only to save the life of the TB patients. Our interest in joining with Stop TB Partnership is learn, exchange and network with other partners working against TB. We are also interested as to build solidarity in line with our policy and practice.

Application date: August 6, 2011
Last updated: July 20, 2013