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Organization Contact Information

Name: Rainbow TB Forum
Street 1: 1/884, Periyar street,
Street 2: Gandhi Nagar,
City: Virudhunagar
Province: Tamil Nadu
Post Code: 626001
Country: India
Phone: 04562-269238
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: T. Mercy Annapoorni
Last Name: -
Title: Founder
Phone: 9750956860

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: G.K.Shantha
Last Name: -
Title: Rainbow TB Forum
Phone: 044-223591964

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Patient Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
1. We bridge the gap between TB Patients and RTNCP.
2. We tackle issues of stigma and discrimination.
3. Working at a grass root level using community participation process.
4. Creating awareness about the effects of TB.
5. Ensuring the availability of nutrious food.
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration:

Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
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: 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:
Referring suspected TB cases to the Government hospital and primary health centres. Conducting social education and awareness and programs on TB/DOTS through GKS Meetings under GFATM-9 project.

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:
Identifying DOTS Providers/Monitors for uninterrupted treatment for the TB Patients. Lobbying and Networking for advocating TB Patient's rights. Involving Media and Communications effectively for creating awareness and behavioural change.

Documenting case studies for developing "Best Practices" for replication in other States and Countries. Mutual exchange of "Findings and Outcomes" related to TB Control programmes with other agencies.


Declaration of interests:
Engaging more current and cured TB patients as TB advocates/activists in TB control programmes in the country, in order to bring the sense of ownership and conviction. I do not believe there are any conflicts of interest.

Application date: May 1, 2012
Last updated: July 19, 2016