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Organization Contact Information

Name: Shintsha Health Initiative (SHINE)
Street 1: 07 osborn road eshowe
Street 2:
City: eshowe
Province: Province of KwaZulu-Natal
Post Code: 3815
Country: South Africa
Phone: +27726718661
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Christian Mthokozisi
Last Name: Luthuli
Title: Chairperson & Acting director
Phone: 035 474 0131

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Phila
Last Name: Mpanza
Title: General secretary
Phone: 0726718661

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Patient Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
Organizational Background and Experience
Shintsha Health Initiative (SHINE) is a membership based organization which it is non-political, non-discriminatory and non-profit making organization registered from the social development as NPO and also registered at SARS and public Benefit Organization (PBO).SHINE was established on 2011 and registered in 2012 as an NPO, and it was established by people living openly with HIV/AIDS in the of taking a lead in HIV prevention, to fight stigma and discrimination and to promote positive living.
To be the pre-eminent organization that eradicates stigma and discrimination to build a HIV/TB free generation.
• To do awareness on HIV/AIDS and TB prevention.
• To strengthen the inter-sectoral partnership with relevant partners.
• To create a conducive environment for all people living with HIV/AIDS.
• To consolidate and advance the rights of People living with HIV/AIDS.
• To implement adherence as prevention measure and to promote HIV counseling and testing.

SHINE Structure and Strategy
SHINE structure is made of Executive committee, founding council, technical team (Director and other senior managers) and the Advisory board. If the all these structures are combined together they form the board of directors, shine have the sectors which are part of the executive committee and also form part of all SHINE structure and those sectors are People living with HIV (PLWHIV),women’s sector and men’s sector their responsibilities are to ensure that the organization is implementing the services reaching all the corners of the community with an understanding of the Grey areas (gaps) that needs attention in terms of HIV prevention and quality health care services for all.

Youth and LGBTI’s are part of all our programmes as they are the one who’s more vulnerable when it comes to health care services. We also have our volunteer’s structures/groups in the community called branches where a group of 10 to 15 community members regardless of their HIV status joining
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
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: n/a
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 contributing by educating the community about TB and to ensure that people from the rural and deep rural areas are screened for TB and they have been referred to the nearest hospital and the nearest clinic.

we also do awarenesses,trainings and workshops targeting different sectors/groups of the community.we area also collaborating with other partners to advocate for the better treatment and quality health care for TB patients and prevention.

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:

TB Care Delivery:
We have established community branches(SHINE Branches) to ensure that everyone in the community are educated and are mobilised for TB education and awareness and to ensure that the community is well capacitated to be able to advocate for their rights.
we also establish coalitions in the community for the civil society organisation with a common objectives against TB to work together in order to fight TB and to strengthen the muscle for advocacy and mobilisation.

As an organisation of People living with HIV we are the one who is more affected by TB due to that our immune system is compromised.We are ensuring that in our HIV campaigns are aligned with TB campaign.our programme is the package for TB AND HIV awareness ensuring the adherence for HIV and TB patients.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: March 7, 2016
Last updated: April 11, 2016