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Name: Akisyon A Yesu Presbyterian Clinic
Street 1: P.O. Box 1307
Street 2:
City: Mbale
Post Code:
Country: Uganda
Phone: 256773356862
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: James
Last Name: Knox
Title: Medical Director
Phone: 256773356862

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Jenny
Last Name: Knox
Title: Registered Nurse
Phone: 256784010823

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Faith-based organization (FBO)
Organization Description:
Akisyon A Yesu Presbyterian Clinic (AYPC) is a Health Centre 2 in Nakapiripirit District, Uganda. We are a component of the Orthodox Presbyterian Uganda Mission (OPUM), which is a registered NGO in Uganda. The OPUM is a mission work of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), which is based in the USA.
AYPC is an outpatient-only clinic that is directed by Dr. James Knox, a family practice doctor from the USA as well as his wife Jenny Knox, RN. The rest of the staff are Ugandan and Kenyan nationals.
We often are seeing patients with suspected TB, but the facilities in this area are very poor at making the diagnosis of TB. Often, Dr. Knox refers patients when he suspects TB without having the capacity of officially making the diagnosis of TB.
Dr. Knox is one of 2-3 doctors in the entire district (of over 250,000 people).
AYPC routinely is seeing patients with suspected TB. We seek to teach the patients about TB, what can be done about TB, etc. However, due to limited resources and the fact that we are only registered as a Health Centre 2, we do not actually have anti-TB medications.
We have one of the best labs in the district, and we are in the process of constructing a new clinic. Hopefully, this new clinic will have the capacity to ZN-AFB staining. Currently, we do not have any means of making the diagnosis of TB except clinical judgement.
We hope to expand our care of TB patients, possibly by upgrading to a Health Centre 3 so that we can distribute anti-TB medications.
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Specializations / Areas of Work


Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
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: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
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:

Laboratory Strengthening:
We are in the process of building a new clinic in Nakaale, Nakapiripirit District, Uganda. The plan incorporates a new laboratory in which we could do AFB staining with microscopy.

New Diagnostics:
We are looking into the possibility of purchasing a LED fluoroscopy attachment


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: March 8, 2012
Last updated: May 15, 2012