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Organization Contact Information

Name: community BasedTB and HIV organisation -CBTO
Street 1: kamanga
Street 2: Chelston
City: lusaka
Province: lusaka
Post Code: 260-01
Country: Zambia
Phone: 0978458545
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: mrs
First Name: Racheal mwape
Last Name: mwape
Title: executive director
Phone: 0977789984

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: mrs
First Name: maggie daka
Last Name: makukula
Title: programes manager
Phone: 0977728744

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:
Community Based TB/HIV/AIDS Organization (CBTO) is a community-based initiative that was established in Zambia in 1995 to provide care and support to TB and HIV patients at community level. It was originally called ‘Chelstone Tuberculosis and Chronically Ill Monitoring Organization’ when its main focus was tuberculosis but in 1998 its name was changed to its present form to reflect the integration of HIV activities in its programming.
It is registered with the Registrar of Societies as a non- governmental organization under the laws of the Republic of Zambia and holds registration certificate number ORS/102/35/116.
Its original geographic focus area was Kamanga Compound – a very poor, densely populated slum community located in the eastern part of the city of Lusaka. However, over the years the geographic focus area has grown significantly and now covers the whole of Munali Constituency, which has nine densely populated slum communities located in the city of Lusaka, with some activities extending to other parts of Lusaka as well as other parts of the country.
CBTO has a ‘holistic’ approach to the support of TB and HIV patients and as a result its programming casts a wide net and includes activities under TB and HIV prevention; TB and HIV treatment, care and support; TB and HIV impact mitigation; as well as capacity building of the community response to TB and HIV mainly through the provision of a wide range of training and empowerment programs for community volunteers.
CBTO runs a Government - recognized and - supported TB and HIV care, support and treatment centre and provides various services designed to help prevent and mitigate the impact of TB and HIV in the community. The building structures that house the CBTO Centre are located in Kamanga Compound and were funded and donated to CBTO by the Japanese government through the Embassy of Japan in Zambia.
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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: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
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: Information on developments within the TB world
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:
through community support involvement- building capacity for the TB treatment supporters and ensure adherence amongst TB patients that is we contribute in increasing completion rate and active case finding.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Zambia
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:
wider involvement of the church based volunteers and the schools teachers for DOT activities. the project trains volunteers in different skills how to manage clients while on treatment.

Drug-Resistant TB:
capacity build patients monthly until treatment is over to avoid default or resistance. this theraputic meeting is done by volunteers.

DOT for both ART and TB by treatment supporters.

we had an operational research with JICA and virology lab to determine whether it is possible to conmbine TB DOT and ART DOT at the same time and also determine the percentage of VCT uptake amongst the TB patients


Declaration of interests:
my information is correct and that there are no known conflicts of interest.

Application date: November 17, 2011
Last updated: November 17, 2011