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Name: Physicians (Doctors) for Social Justice
Street 1: Suite 1 First Floor Bokani House
Street 2: near General Hospital
City: Kontagora
Province: Niger State
Post Code: 923101
Country: Nigeria
Phone: +234-8188357443
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Chukwumuanya
Last Name: Igboekwu
Title: Team Leader
Phone: +234-8037017383

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Uchechukwu
Last Name: Eloike
Title: Program Officer
Phone: +123-7031642684

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:
1. Vision and Mission
We envision a society where every individual in every rural community in Nigeria lives in optimal health and well-being.

A community of health professionals who seek to ensure that every family in every rural community in Nigeria has optimal access to essential services including healthcare, water and sanitation, education, and sustainable livelihood through direct healthcare services delivery, community mobilization and engagement, capacity development, and micro grant making to vulnerable households.

PSJ is working to address health, and broader social justice issues affecting poor rural communities in northern Nigeria, while also strengthening their capacities to advocate for their rights, and to keep their women, children and young people healthy.
PSJ uses innovative, practical, cost-effective solutions to reduce the burden of diseases (HIV, TB, Malaria, Diarrhea, Pneumonia) and health challenges, while strengthening the capacities of marginalized rural communities to keep their women, children and young people healthy. PSJ aims to do as much as possible, with limited resources, to improve the health and development outcomes of people living in the most underserved communities in rural Nigeria.

2. Why we are interested in tuberculosis
One of the major focus of our work as an organization is HIV and AIDS Prevention, Care and Support services. Based on the fact that HIV and AIDS has a relationship with TB, we decided to also focus on TB. Some of our HIV positive clients also have TB. TB is one of the opportunistic infections that we must do everything to prevent or quickly diagnose in people living with HIV, because of its debilitating effect and high mortality rate.

PSJ is currently a sub-sub recipient of a Glbal Fund project in Nigeria which involves active house -to-house case search for presumptive TB Cases, supporting cases for diagnosis and treatment, and conducting community outreach to raise awareness of TB in slums around Kontagora district of Niger State
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
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: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 51 - 99
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
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: 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:
PSJ currently works in partnership with Nigeria's TB Network and the Niger State TB Control office to implement the following programs;

1. Ensure that Communities in Kontagora have accurate knowledge of TB through Community Level Mobilization, Sensitization and Demand Creation for TB/HIV services through selected CBOs and CTWs.

2. Increase the identification of all forms of TB cases through house-to-house search, contact tracing, sputum collection and transportation and improve access to quality TB/HIV services.

3. Strengthen the mechanism for community linkages and coordination by collaborating with relevant stakeholders in the LGA and community with the aim of promoting visibility, ownership and sustainability of the Global Fund supported TB programme.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Nigeria
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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:
In February 2016, PSJ entered into a collaborative partnership with Nigeria's TB Network for PSJ to implement the following activities in Kontagora district of Niger State, Nigeria under the Global Fund grant to Nigeria;

1. Conduct Community Level Mobilization, Sensitization and Demand Creation for TB/HIV services through Behaviour Change Communication strategies.

2. Training and deployment of Community TB Workers (CTW) to carry out home visits for each smear-positive TB case to identify and evaluate contacts, collect sputum samples from those presumed to have TB and transport to designated DOT centres where they will undergo microscopy and molecular tests.

3. Mobilize/leverage resources to support the TB programme at the community and LGA levels.

4. Strengthen Referral and linkage for increased uptake of TB/HIV services among CTWs, health workers (Maternity and other Health centres), dot staff and HIV Support Groups.

5. Conduct Systematic Mapping of CSOs/NGOs and engagement of all relevant Care Providers, including Pharmacists and Traditional Healers, in defined Geographical Areas (Slums, Internally Displaced Person’s Camp etc.) to improve case detection.

6. Ensure effective Supervision and Monitoring of the activities of CTWs.

7. Engage State and Local government authorities for increased budgetary allocation to HIV/TB activities.

From 2008 - 2010, PSJ implemented Positive Living project with support from Center for Development and Population Activities and USAID in Niger State, Nigeria. Interventions under the project focused on ensuring that all HIV-positive people had access to TB education (HIV/TB co-infection), TB screening, diagnosis and treatment (where positive diagnosis is established.One of the objectives of the project was to reduce illness
and mortality associated with HIV infection in HIV-positive TB clients. The Positive Living project won the joint UNAIDS/UNDP Red Ribbon Award at the International AIDS conference in Vienna Austria in 2010.
From 2011 till date, PSJ still supports HIV-positive clients to access TB prevention and treatment services.We also support TB patients under our care to access HIV Counseling and testing services free of charge.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: August 14, 2016
Last updated: September 27, 2016