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Name: Volunteers for Development Nepal (VFDN)
Street 1: House #40, Kaushaltaar Height, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-15
Street 2:
City: Bhaktapur
Province: Bagmati
Post Code: GPO 8975 EPC 1829
Country: Nepal
Phone: +97715133191
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Basanta
Last Name: Parajuli
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +977 9851088817

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs.
First Name: Laxmi
Last Name: Siwakoti
Title: President
Phone: +9779851067487

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:
VFDN is a non-profit organized and promoted by group of professional women with a mission of serving the people who are in most need of assistance for their survival. VFDN is interested to contribute in national TB program for reaching the unreached 10,000 cases in Nepal. VFDN plans to reach the unreached people working closely with community people mainly the youth and students.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
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: 1 - 5
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: Technical assistance and advice
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Nepal
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:
VFDN recently joined the networks of TB networks in Nepal and willing to continue in supporting NTP for its mission of reaching the unreached 10,000 active TB cases in rural Nepal. VFDN also intends to involve in country dialogue for tuberculosis under the new funding model of the Global Fund.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nepal
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:
VFDN intends to reach the unreached 10,000 active TB cases by working together with community people, health workers and young students. For this purpose, DOTS expansion and enhancement is necessary mostly in rural and hard to reach communities.

Drug-Resistant TB:
MDR TB is mainly the result of -
1. Lack of awareness about the disease, about treatment regime and about the availability of services
2. Lack of service providers for counseling, treatment and referral of cases
3. Availability of TB drugs without stock out at the grassroots level
4. Lack of follow up and monitoring
5. Lack of community and family engagement in treating the TB patients i.e. lack of proper consultation and lack of frequent communication with family members of PLWD.

VFDN intends to carryout the activities to address the above mentioned issues at the community level, so that there will be no MDR TB cases in the community.

It should be focused screening in both areas i.e TB should be tested among HIV cases and HIV should be tested in TB cases. Thus both part should be addressed jointly.

Operational research should be continued to reach the unreached active TB cases in densely populated and poor communities, urban slum areas.


Declaration of interests:
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Application date: September 5, 2014
Last updated: October 16, 2014