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Name: Sahara Nepal
Street 1: Charpane-3
Street 2:
City: Birtamod
Province: Jhapa
Post Code:
Country: Nepal
Phone: +977-23-541198,543408
Organization Email:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Mahendra Kumar
Last Name: Giri
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +977-9852672514

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Pushpanjali
Last Name: Sinha Thakuri
Title: Team Leader
Phone: +977-9842734274

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:
When the rights to form unions and to establish Non-Governmental organizations were granted under the independent democratic environments, some initiative persons of Charpane, dedicated to social and economic development of the community, came to a conclusion that an Non-Governmental Organization will play a vital role in the reduction of poverty, empowerment of the disadvantaged, vulnerable and ultra poor in the society and as a result of which "SAHARA NEPAL" an N.G.O. dedicated to development came into existence in the year 1994. Sahara Nepal works under four stages of empowerment, Health and Sustainable livelihood processes (1. awareness, 2. enablement, 3. entitlement and 4. empowerment) for strengthening the structural standard of the backward, disadvantaged and vulnerable community besides acting as a facilitator, so as to enable the community move forward through the process of self learning on experience, based on community style.
Approximately,90%of the population of Nepal fall below the poverty line.As a result of lack of appropriate nutrition,unsafe working conditions and environment and lack of awareness and facilities in the health sector,a major chunk of the population are infected by TB.As TB being a curable disease can be treated if sufficient activities are conducted for raising awareness and if the person is treated in time.
In Nepalese society,there is still stigma attached to TB and misconceptions related to it.The general population needs to be sensitized and especially the hard-to-reach population like Female Sex Workers,laborers,rickshaw pullers and people from low economic background needs to be reached and made aware about every aspect of TB including immunization.So, our organization plans to implement TB awareness activities in esp in the above mentioned community and increase the referral for TB testing and treatment in Health centres run by the Govt.
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Specializations / Areas of Work


Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
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:
The organization has conducted a one year project on TB Reach from 2010 in two districts of eastern Nepal and currently is implementing the same project based on active case finding in another district.Both the projects were part of the national TB Reach Project under the Stop TB Partnership.Intially,it was implemented for the migrant population and is currently implementing for general population esp contact tracing the TB index cases.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nepal
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:
Sahara Nepal plans to mobilize volunteers from the Govt. system for raising awareness about TB.The screened and identified TB patients will be referred to the DOTs centre for treatment.Sahara will also ensure the follow up treatment of the TB patients.Currently,Sahara is implementing TB Reach Project using the active case finding approach focusing on the TB index cases and contact tracing them.Now,we plan to focus on the laborers and other hard to reach population.

As Sahara is already implementing HIV prevention program for Female sex Workers and their clients,and as TB and HIV co-infections occur together,TB screening and referral programs can be done in these groups as well.


Declaration of interests:
Sahara Nepal expects direct funding opportunities under the Stop TB Partnership in the future esp for implementing programs related to TB in the community esp the vulnerable and hard to reach population.

Application date: September 2, 2012
Last updated: September 2, 2012