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Organization Contact Information

Name: Diocesan Health Initiative
Street 1: Beside Divine Mercy Hospital
Street 2: Dutsen Kura
City: Minna
Post Code: Box 2916
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +234-7031926691
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Rev
First Name: Chiedozie
Last Name: Ezeribe
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +234-8125961503

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Emmanuel
Last Name: Okereke
Title: Programs Coordinator

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: Faith-based organization (FBO)
Organization Description:
1) Bringing healthcare service delivery to the people in rural communities irrespective of socio-political, tribal, religious and economic standings

We work in 42 communities with interventions in primary health care, HIV prevention, care and support for PLHIVs, PMTCT, Orphans and Vulnerable CHildren (OVC) services, health education/awareness, capacity building/training for community health workers, TBAs and community alternative medicine practitioners. collaboration with the State Leprosy Control Centre in tuberculosis community awareness and early detection.

2) Tuberculosis is closely associated with HIV/AIDS. We encounter tuberculosis cases during our HIV/AIDS interventions. We also want to contribute to mitigating the rapid infection of TB among our poor vulnerable people that we serve.

3) We want to collaborate with state actors and other private/CSOs in the fight against TB. Grow a network of volunteers in the community who will be trained as educators/counselors in the villages. Form a network of people suffering from TB so that we can help in raising awareness in government circles.
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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)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Media
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who: Nigeria Health Watch
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: Nigeria
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:
Collaboration with the State Ministry of health, the Leprosy control centre, and referrals to the State General Hospital Centre for Tuberculosis control, working with Community volunteers for awareness and early detection, advocacy visits to community leaders to talk about TB

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nigeria
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:
Community advocacy and mobilization

Drug-Resistant TB:
Through education of healthcare workers

collaboration by empowering our facilities and workers through TB/HIV co-infection activities

New Diagnostics:

New TB Drugs:
access to drugs through recommendations and referrals

New TB Vaccines:
making them accessible to our people


Declaration of interests:
No interest

Application date: May 17, 2016
Last updated: June 15, 2016