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Street 2:
Post Code: P O BOX AB 160
Country: Ghana
Phone: +233246838032
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: GRACE
Phone: +233246838032

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: JOHN
Phone: +233244316589

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: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
PINNACLE HEALTH FOUNDATION is a unique non-profit and Non Governmental Organization that provides technical advice as well as support in Health Care delivery. We are experienced Health Professionals who have worked at senior management levels for several years in the Health Services of Ghana but now render volunteer health services in the communities
Tuberculosis is a preventable and curable disease but many out of ignorance and stigma are suffering / dying from TB disease.
Organise educational and screening sessions to enable people know their status.
Our current operational research finding was that Health Facilities were not using WHO recommended screening form and Medical officers were missing diagnosis.
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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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
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: Information on developments within the TB world
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Ghana
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:
Health education,screening in the communities. Exit interview at health facility.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
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:
Tuberculosis case-finding is exceptionally low in Asuogyaman District as compared to the neighbouring districts which report of high HIV/AIDS and high TB case detection rate. To improve on TB/HIV output, PINNACLE HEALTH FOUNDATION integrated the screening for Tuberculosis into HIV/AIDS screening exercises during the second quarter activities.We adopted the TB screening form / questionnaire in use by the Ghana Health Service. This screening exercise was done in six communities. Though many refused to go through the screenig,a total of 453 people were screened and thirteen (5 males and 8 females) said they had coughed for more than two weeks and therefore were referred into care.

PINNACLE HEALTH FOUNDATION using a cross sectional study in march 2010 carried out an interview among OPD attendance at the VRA hospital
The aim was to screen for cough and to assess the possibility of missed TB cases.
The major findings were that Age group 50-59 recorded the lowest of 5% with 19% as the highest for age group 5-9 years.
Majority (68%) of patients with cough presented within 7 days whilst 19% &13%
of them presented within 2 weeks and more than 2 weeks respectively.
The analysis show that many patients who were not suspected of having TB (within the WHO criteria) will be missed and not referred for sputum smears.
It is recommended to the District Director that clinicians should be trained in the new criteria for diagnosis of TB and other diagnostic centers be set up in the district to improve the case detection rate.


Declaration of interests:
the above information are correct and that I know not of any conflict of interest.

Application date: September 17, 2012
Last updated: September 17, 2012