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Organization Contact Information

Street 1: Vasavya nagar
Street 2: Benz circle
Province: Andhra Pradesh
Post Code: 520 010
Country: India
Phone: +91 866 2470966/2473056
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: RASHMI
Phone: +91 98490 81733

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: KEERTHI
Title: Technical Support Manager
Phone: +91 98485 42521

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:
VASAVYA MAHILA MANDALI (VMM) established forty years ago with Gandhian ideology as a not for profit secular voluntary organization is working in the rural as well as urban areas of Andhra Pradesh. VMM works with a vision to promote comprehensive social, economic and political development for women, children and youth in vulnerable situations, there by empowering communities in A.P to improve their quality of life, and build a better civil society in India.
VMM is working in the area of Tuberculosis since last one decade as TB is a major public health problem and also co infection for HIV. Andhra Pradesh is a HIV high prevelence state in India. We are currently working in the under served areas for reducing tuberculosis with a focus on women and girl children with a network of six NGOs in six districts of andhra Pradesh with support of UKAID and TB Alert.
Advocacy and community driven initiatives are key working areas for reduction of TB in communities.

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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
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
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: 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:
contributing towards RNTCP programming in India through promoting testing and adherence among TB patients for TB and followup of Lost to Follow Up, increasing the demand to the services in under served areas of Andhra Pradesh.

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:
VMM has developed play way IEC (information,Education and Communication) meterial for low literate population in under served rural and tribal communities. Advocating with state and district TB officers for improving sputum collection in sparsely populated areas, nutrtion for children and pregnent women on DOTS.

Improving cross referrals between TB and HIV to improve the quality life.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: May 16, 2012
Last updated: June 16, 2014