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Name: The Purnima Foundation
Street 1: P-801, K.C. Dey Sarani,
Street 2: New Alipore, Kolkata- 700 053,
City: Kolkata
Province: West Bengal
Post Code: 70007853
Country: India
Phone: 7044304271
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Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr.
First Name: Gautam
Last Name: Bhattacharya
Title: Chief Developmet Officer
Phone: 07044304271

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Arundhati
Last Name: Chakraborty
Title: Senior Programme Manager
Phone: 9836368752

General Information

Board Constituency: Foundation
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:
The Purnima Foundation (TPF), a registered nonprofit charitable trust aiming to establish as a resource organization in handholding support to the grassroots institutions by motivating them to move forward in its endeavor, building knowledge, developing skills and strengthening local networks, thereby serving and empowering communities.
Successfully addressing TB depends not only on dealing with the urgent issues of MDR-TB and TB-HIV co-infection, but also on a nationwide increase in awareness of TB, TB case detection and access to full treatment. The strategy focuses on controlling with training, and education, diagnosis, treatment, public awareness campaigning and monitoring and evaluation.
Most of the deaths could be avoided if people with TB were aware of the symptoms of the disease and able to overcome the barriers to accessing the treatment which is available. This would not only cure the patient of the disease but would stop them passing on the infection to other people. The plan is to develop strategy for TB Alert by raising awareness of TB among people most vulnerable to the disease so they access treatment promptly, and in advocacy for TB services that better meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities.
The component of the programme of TPF includes:
•Identify the affected person
•Meet the needs of individuals and communities affected by TB for information and support, and raise awareness of TB among health practitioners.
•Strengthen collaboration between health and social care systems and civil society, for the care of patients and the prevention and control of TB.
•Influence resource mobilisation for the care of patients and the prevention and control of TB.
•Measure and demonstrate the impact and cost-efficiency of TB Alert’s work.
•Encourage and support partner community-based organisations to advise health services and advocate on the design and delivery of local TB services, highlighting the special contributions provided by civil society to the care of patients and the prevent
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
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: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who: World Health Partner
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: India
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:
The following steps has been adopted for case detection, access to services and ensure early diagnosis of TB:
•Awareness raising
•Community engagement
•Information and education
•Community outreach
•Identifying patients with suspected TB by recognizing symptoms
•Successfully applying all required steps in an appropriate diagnostic algorithm, using quality-assured diagnostic tools
•Referring to the appropriate place of treatment and/or notification
•Improved diagnostics
•Improved screening algorithms
•Engagement of all care providers
•Improved information and supply systems

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
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:
The key components is to identify appropriate and effective activities that will contribute to improving knowledge and awareness of community people about TB and MDR-TB. Improving knowledge and awareness is a key to removing misconceptions and stigma that affect health seeking behaviour, and increasing demand generation for TB services. Targeted communication activities will provide access to information about TB to change knowledge, attitudes and practices among various groups of people.

New Diagnostics:
The aim of the Purnima Foundation (TPF) is to deliver comprehensive and integrated services through giving people access to the right intervention from the right service at the right time. This includes screening, counselling, testing, and initiating TB treatment at the DOTS. It has been observed that poor access and late diagnosis result in more advanced and complex disease with greater morbidity, mortality and cost, and higher rates of onward transmission of TB.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: January 18, 2017
Last updated: February 9, 2017