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Name: Good Health Educators Initiative
Street 1: 37, Olusesi Street, Off Liasu Road
Street 2:
City: Egbe Ikotun
Province: Lagos
Post Code:
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +2348061365769
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Ibrahim
Last Name: Umoru
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +2348023320632

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Khaltumi Bola
Last Name: Tijani-Ibrahim
Title: Program Officer
Phone: +23408085989461

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:
A non governmental organization formed in 2006 by affected infected persons with HIV who share a common vission of reducing the impact of HIV and TB in their community. We are passionate about building capacity of PLHIV to becomen leaders in issues about their health and the society generally.
Our interest in TB is derived from the unecesaary death by TB of persons living with HIV even when there is cure for TB.We believe the inputs of PLHIV in putting TB issues in the front burner is critical. We have over the years trained PLHIV as peer educators in treatment sites and the communities to sensitize the populace on the need for TB screening along with HIV testing and various ways of prevention of HIV/TB. We advocate for full TB/HIV intergration at treatment sites. We intend to continue the building of capacity of PLHIV in championing TB treatment, care and support and support in referal and tracking.
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Specializations / Areas of Work


Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
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: Nigeria
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:
In Lagos where we are located, through the numerous support groups of PLHIV, we are active in building capacity of PLHIV particularly and the general populace in general on issues around advocacy, prevention and sensitization towards increased access to care, treatment and support for TB/HIV patients

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nigeria
Which countries do you do operate in:
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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:

TB Care Delivery:
The DOTS system has been a very rewarding concept to TB treatment, however experience has shown there is great need to expand the sites in terms of quantity and quality services. Our policy makers need to be in tandem with this realisation and the best way to get this need across to them is through agressive advocacy which would better delivered by the persons affected and living with TB. Strategic Communication is also critical in this arear from many frontiers by targetting the population to increase demand and also the the policy makers to improve access. Good Health Educators Initiative wish to key on our robust relationship with the affected population to build their capacities in this regard and use our platform with policy makers to demand they buy into this concept through strategic advocacy. All these would be harnesed with social mobilization towards increased demand.

We are planning to increse our monthly engagement with PLHIV support groups (40 in nos) in Lagos to twice monthly for building their capacity in TB-HIV collaboration. This is intended to change the present scenario where HIV activists and advocates pay attention to HIV alone relegating TB to the background. This is intended to groom new army of TB activists with HIV background. These group of persons would form the bedrock of the advocacy team championing quality TB-HIV collaboration/intergration at treament sites. Thus forming a strong team of TB-HIV peer educators who would educate patients and general population on the need for test, treatment adherence, care and support thereby reducing drastically the cases of DR/MDR-TB and also TB related death.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 7, 2012
Last updated: September 7, 2012