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Organization Contact Information

Name: Voluntary Aid Services Organisation (VASO)
Street 1: Kenneth Kaunda Road
Street 2: Area 49, Sector 4
City: Lilongwe
Province: Central
Post Code: 40586
Country: Malawi
Phone: +265999203270
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Jack
Last Name: Brazilio
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +265999203270

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Ellen
Last Name: Chalira
Title: Programme Manager
Phone: +265888716784

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:
1- Our mission is to improve the environment of people living with HIV and those infected and affected by tuberculosis.

2- To empower communities to participate in governance and advocate for their right to good health and involve in decision making on issues affecting them.

3- Voluntary Aid Services Organisation work in rural villages of T/A Njewa and in this rural setup, community members have their own beliefs, customs and traditions which they value most. For example most community members opt for traditional healers with suspicion of being bewitched which limit them for going to the hospital. Therefore VASO has been advocating voluntary counseling and testing as well as sensitization meetings on opportunistic illness which involve tuberculosis. After baseline survey conducted in respective communities, it is showing that there is limited information on signs and symptoms of tuberculosis which has forced VASO to do something on that by training community leaders and tradition healers on signs and symptoms of tuberculosis.
We are also doing community sensitization campaigns and awareness in order to increase information and knowledge among communities.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
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: 26 - 50
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: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Malawi
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:
We implement TB activities in our impact area

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Malawi
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:


New TB Drugs:


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 30, 2013
Last updated: March 20, 2015