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Organization Contact Information

Name: Rural and Urban Women’s Association
Street 2: AGRIC
Province: TAMALE
Post Code: TLE
Country: Ghana
Phone: +233200799614
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: AZIZ RAUF
Last Name: MASUD
Phone: +233269273948

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
Last Name: IDDRISU
Phone: +2332788319

General Information

Board Constituency: Communities
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:
To improve the situation of rural and urban women of northern Ghana and their families by assisting them to work together through meetings, mutual self-help, capacity building training and to promote the alleviation of inequalities that confronts them as well as working to meet their need for health, food, clothing, shelter and education.
We are interested in tuberculosis because the disease is common in our area of operation in Ghana. We are interested in saving our people from new infections and dying. Dr. Iddrisu our expert in TB, works for the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) and has done a lot in terms of research, detection and curing of TB in and around Tamale.
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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

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: 11 - 25
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: World TB Day
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: Ghana
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 attending the partnership meetings and AGMs and making valuable contributions. We have submitted a proposal to the TB Partnership Ghana for funding to do community awareness creation, screening, testing and detection of TB in Kuuko, a suburb of Tamale.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Ghana
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:
RUWA does community advocacy as it mobilizes communities for awareness creation through seminars and workshops. After awareness creation talks we do screening, testing and possible detection.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Dr. Iddrisu, our experts is the doctor at the chest clinic in TTH and has done some research on Drug-Resistant TB, he has cured several patients of DR-TB

New Diagnostics:
As we engage of community mobilization and sensitization, we detect new cases of TB in communities

RUWA has done some research led by Dr. Iddrisu in our operational areas. We have identified high risk communities in Tamale and have plans to visit them


Declaration of interests:
There is no conflict of interest at all.

Application date: June 3, 2016
Last updated: June 15, 2016