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Organization Contact Information

Name: National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE)
Street 1: Mandera Road, off Gatundu Road, Kileleshwa
Street 2: P. O. Box 10498
City: Nairobi
Post Code: 00100
Country: Kenya
Phone: +254 20 3590229
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Philip Waweru
Last Name: Mbugua
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +254 722 788486

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Mary
Last Name: Muia
Title: Director, Biomedical and Structural Interventions
Phone: +254 722 382597

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:
Established to scale up peer education for promotion of behavior change among different target populations, NOPE has made significant accomplishments as a leading organization in preventive and promotive health. The organization’s main focus is on Strategic Behavioral Interventions, the use of peer-centered approaches and combination prevention. Target populations include youth in school, youth out of school, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), formal and informal workplaces, male and female domestic workers and key populations at risk of HIV including female sex workers (FSW), men who have sex with men (MSM) and truckers. NOPE has also extended its technical assistance to other countries in the East Africa region through consultancy services as well as being a part of regional consortia/programs. The countries include Uganda, Tanzania, Republic of Southern Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi.

NOPE’s Strategic Plan (2014-2019) has three key pillars namely: Health policy and services (SRH, FP,TB, HIV/AIDS/STI, MNCH, clinical services); Livelihoods and economic empowerment (business incubators, agribusiness, table banking, entrepreneurship, social support); and Growth and Development (resource mobilization, visibility and branding, geographical expansion and investments). NOPE’s Vision is to see “A world with healthy communities and sustained social development” and its mission is “To empower communities to lead healthy lives and to build capacity of organizations to deliver health and social services”.
NOPE works with vulnerable communities including people in informal settlements that are at risk of TB. NOPE is also interested in TB as an HIV co-infection due to its major involvement in HIV/AIDS programs. NOPE carries out TB screening and referrals as well as community information and education and would like to scale up its work on TB, given that the disease remains a major public health concern.
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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 Key Populations related to TB

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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Other partners
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who: The TB Union
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
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:
NOPE conducts TB screening and referral through Drop-in Service Centres (DiSCs) targeting key populations, facilitates community-facility linkages through community health volunteers (CHVs) under the Community Health Strategy and creates awareness on prevention and treatment using peer-to-peer approaches. NOPE also participates in national forums on TB.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Kenya
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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:
NOPE has been a key partner in PEPFAR-supported projects in Kenya including APHIAplus (2011 to date) and the New Partners Initiative (2009-2012). In addition to awareness creation and support for treatment adherence, NOPE has provided TB screening services and referrals by partnering with the Ministry of Health and Health Facilities. NOPE trains and provides support supervision to peer educators and Community Health Volunteers (CHVs).

Drug-Resistant TB:
We provide information through peer educators and CHVs and plan to continue doing so.

NOPE has largely addressed TB in the context of HIV co-infection. We plan to give more attention to TB even as we support the global move towards Zero AIDS.

New Diagnostics:
NOPE has not been involved directly in this area, However, with participation in UNITAID NGO delegation, we are interested in supporting demand creation for new diagnostics supported by UNITAID, where and when applicable.

New TB Drugs:
We would be interested in supporting community awareness, demand creation and adherence counselling.

New TB Vaccines:
NOPE is interested in supporting Community awareness and demand creation.


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Application date: July 6, 2016
Last updated: July 11, 2016