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Street 2:
Post Code: 256
Country: Uganda
Phone: +256772999429
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: fred
Last Name: kabwira
Title: executive director
Phone: +256702223686

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: andrew
Last Name: musiime
Title: administrator
Phone: +256774118184

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:
Rural Gender and Development Association (RUGADA) was established in 1994. It is a registered rural-based Non-Government Organization (NGO), non-profit making non-political charitable organization with the mission to contribute to the improvement of the status of the less advantaged people in Uganda.
RUGADA’s vision is “To have an enlightened, healthy and self-sustaining community”. Our mission is “To contribute to the improvement of less advantaged people”. Our strategic goal is “To contribute to increased capacities of the population to meet it’s social, economic and other development needs”.

in Uganda approximately 600,000 people developed TB and about 4100 died of the disease in 2013(WHO Global Report 2014.During the same period, however the health system detected and notified 47650 cases of who 2760 died,according to the national tuberculosis and leprosy program (NTLP)reports.children constituted 6% of the cases notified.overall,therefore, the health system missed over 12,000(20%) cases of TB.These missed cases continue to fuel the transmission wherever they are the community.

RUGADA through its programs will integrate TB at all levels and create awareness.distribute relevant IEC materials and conduct radio talk shows on TB.

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Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Research and Development
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

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: 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: global TB caucus
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: Uganda
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:
RUGADA for the last 20 years has been implementing HIV/AID/TB projects in hard to reach areas.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Uganda
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:
RUGADA will involve different stakeholders to advance the issue of TB.stakeholders will include MPs and service providers to make good policies and lobby more funding for the disease.
Rugada will also create awareness to communities.

RUGADA will lobby more funds to implement projects on TB, build the capacity of health workers to deliver services to the communities.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 23, 2016
Last updated: September 29, 2016