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Name: Sano Paila (A Little Step)
Street 1: Birta-4
Street 2:
City: Birgunj
Post Code:
Country: Nepal
Phone: +97751522203
Organization Email:
Web Site: http://
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Rakesh Kumar
Last Name: Jha
Title: Chairperson

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Brijlal
Last Name: Chaudhari
Title: Deputy CEO & Grants Manager

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:
Sano Paila (A Little Step) is a member-based, non-governmental, non-partisan organization working towards community development in the socially marginalized and impoverished communities of rural Nepal. Named for the idea that it often just takes "a little step" to serve one’s community and induce change, the organization was founded by a group of self-motivated and dynamic youths in 2006.

Sano Paila envisions a community where development is spearheaded by the members of the community itself thus ensuring participation (with a focus on youths) and sustainability. We undertake our programs based on whole community approach, by enhancing and promoting the voices of youth, and by inspiring the people to engage in tackling problems being ignored by the government and security sectors with home grown solutions.

Not only do our programs achieve a wide variety of specific improvements and increased social capital at the community level, they also build connections among residents to establish positive patterns of individual and community behavior based on mutual responsibility and ownership.

Over the years, we have expanded our work in communities that are often overlooked by the state. Our activities focus on impoverished communities, especially among certain groups of people such as the poor, the disadvantaged, marginalized ethnic groups, and socially excluded people, where economic, social and health needs are still unmet and development opportunities are severely limited.

The region where we are based is an important region of Nepal that is geographically distinct from the hills and is home to more than 50 percent of Nepal’s population. It shares an open, porous border with India and is the backbone of Nepal’s economy, producing about 59 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product and about 76 percent of the government’s revenue. Despite the fact that the Terai significantly contributes to national growth and development, the region has received little attention and bears a high burden of social,
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
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: Nepal
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:
By operating TB Reach Wave 2 project in two districts of Nepal, we are directly contributing towards the goals and plans of national TB program of Nepal. Through the project, we are facilitating successful implementation of TB Reach activities-“intensified case finding through contact tracing and initial default tracing” in the community level in order to reduce the morbidity of TB and its further spread among their peers, spouse, family members and community people. We are helping to increase case detection and treatment control goals of the national TB program.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nepal
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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:

Major Activities:- a) Co-Organized and facilitated community meetings with government officials, doctors, lawyers, businessmen, political leaders and media to draw attention towards social issues related to TB and HIV/AIDS. The participants were informed about the preventive programs and measures that could be applied in the community.
b) Provided NPR 10,000 as seed money to each 5 individuals living with HIV/AIDS and TB and encourage them to start small business and livelihood.
c) Organize 11 Street dramas contributing to raise awareness level on TB and HIV/AIDS to relevant members residing in vulnerable communities including Madhesi, Dalit, Tharu, Muslim and migrant workers in Birgunj.

New Diagnostics:
Sano Paila, in partnership, with The Britan Nepal Medical Trust and Stop TB Partnership is facilitating successful implementation of TB Reach activities-“intensified case finding through contact tracing and initial default tracing” in the community level in order to reduce the morbidity of TB and its further spread among their peers, spouse, family members and community people in Bara and Parsa Districts.

The primary objective of the project is to increase new smear positive TB cases in low case finding districts and vulnerable/populations at risk through systematically involving the community and health workers in detection of additional TB cases and detecting primary defaulters to increase the treatment success rate. Female Community health Volunteers (FCHVs) and other health care providers have been mobilized to trace the contacts of the index cases and primary defaulters.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: June 12, 2012
Last updated: June 23, 2014