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Organization Contact Information

Name: Right To Care
Street 1: Helen Joseph Hospital
Street 2: Perth Road
City: Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Post Code:
Country: South Africa
Phone: +27112768850
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Rebecca
Last Name: Berhanu
Title: Dr

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Sadiyya
Last Name: Sheik
Title: Dr

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number:
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Right to Care is a non-profit organisation that supports and delivers prevention, care, and treatment services for HIV and associated diseases. Through technical assistance, Right to Care supports the South African Department of Health at national land provincial level.
Right to Care’s TB programme provides integrated TB/HIV services for both drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB.
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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: 51 - 99
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
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: No
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:
Support for clinical programmes is delivered through development of clinical best practices, research, training, mentoring, participation in technical committees, provision of facilities and equipment, and secondment of staff, among others services.
Right to Care spearheaded the use of the Cepheid GeneXpert MTB RIF for rapid diagnosis of TB and of drug resistance in South Africa. The diagnosis and management of Multidrug and Extensively Drug-Resistant TB is supported, in particular at Sizwe Tropical Diseases Hospital and Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg. On an on-going basis, Right to Care collaborates in diagnostics and programmatic TB research.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa


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:

Drug-Resistant TB:
Support for clinical programmes at two public hospitals in Johannesburg: Sizwe hospital for inpatient MDR and XDR TB and Helen Joseph Hospital for decentralized management of drug resistant TB.

Integrated HIV and TB care delivery at all clinical sites. Capacity building and training in TB/HIV integration.

New Diagnostics:
Validation study of urine LAM testing for extra pulmonary TB in hospitalized patients with HIV

Collaborative research in DR-TB linkage to care and outcomes studies


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 9, 2013
Last updated: September 12, 2013