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Organization Contact Information

Name: Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Swaziland (BCMCF-SD)
Street 1: Corner of Somhlolo and Sigwili Street
Street 2:
City: Mbabane
Post Code:
Country: Eswatini
Phone: (+268) 4096000
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Pilar
Last Name: Ustero Alonso
Title: TB Associate Director
Phone: +26876302655

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Zodwa
Last Name: Gamedze
Title: Program Manager
Phone: BCMCFSwazi

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:
1. Mission: Provide high-quality, high-impact, highly ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families in Swaziland.

2. We provide direct clinic care for children and families affected by HIV/TB and we are the pediatric reference center for both diseases.

3. We are trying to improve pediatric TB care at National level. We are involved in a TB reach grant currently, we are constructing a pediatric TB clinic that will the National Reference for pediatric TB, we are the main pediatric technical partner...
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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:
We are the main technical partner for pediatric TB. We offer trainings and attachments to health care workers, we are members of the National Technical Working Group (both for adults and children). We also provide direct care, as we are a BMU.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Eswatini
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:

Drug-Resistant TB:
We are planning to start a pediatric TB center that will offer pediatric MDRTB services. Around September-October 2014

Keep offering TB-HIV care at our 3 centers in Swaziland, while using our experience to advocate at National level for children affected by TB.

Fundamental Research:
We are implementing a research grant, together with the Global TB Program (Texas Children's Center for Global Health). This will study the immunology effect of helmint infection in relation with TB in children. It will start around September-October 2014


Declaration of interests:
There are no current conflicts of interest

Application date: July 14, 2014
Last updated: August 11, 2014