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Name: SolidarMed
Street 1: Obergrundstrasse 97
Street 2:
City: Lucerne
Post Code: 6005
Country: Switzerland
Phone: +4141310 66 60
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Karolin
Last Name: Pfeiffer
Title: Deputy Head of Program Department
Phone: +41413106660

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Jochen
Last Name: Ehmer, MD
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +41413106660

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: CHE-108.174.578
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
1. Vision of SolidarMed: Our vision is a world in which all people enjoy equitable access to good, affordable health care and can so exercise their right to dignity, self-determination and the best possible health at every stage of life. Main focus of work: -Protecting mothers, children and new- borns- Combating infectious diseases such as malaria, HIV/Aids or tuberculosis as well as NCDs-Improving the quality of health service delivery Initial and further training of health staff- Strengthening community-based health interventions
2. The TB burden in the countries where SolidarMed is working is still far too high and interventions are not sufficient. Health systems need locally adapted and locally developed interventions and good data in order to allocate scarce resources efficiently.
3. SolidarMed is planning to strengthen existing interventions with regard to TB and to explore new partnerships for additional projects
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration: Yes

Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 11 - 25
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
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: Network with other partners
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:
SolidarMed is contributing to the national TB control programmes in Lesotho, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mocambique through health system strengthening by applying a combination of interventions at community and facility level (in rural areas) as well as in capacity building of lay staff and health care workers; SolidarMed also supports sensitization events in the communities; in Zambia, SolidarMed contributes through improving the quality of pre-service training of health staff; also included is strengthening monitoring, and use of data for patient management as well as policy diaologue with the partners

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Switzerland
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
United Republic of Tanzania


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:
since 2010 Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mocambique: training of health staff and lay persons (Community or Village Health Workers), support TB screening in HIV patients and early diagnosis and start of treatment; promote infection contol at health facilities
Zambia: quality pre-service training of health staff, decentralization of training and quality staff housing for skilled staff in remote areas
Mocambique: etsablishment of a local Community Health Organization
Tanzania (2018): creation of ex-TB patient groups for peer support; outreach and mobile clinics to reach remote areas, support for World TB Days
Switzerland/international: Sensitization through events, website, facebook, networking, presentation at TB symposium, participation at Congress (Union)

Drug-Resistant TB:
Zimbabwe (ongoing): support of provinical MDR-TB hospital and referral of patients from the programme area (2 districts), nutritional support for mDR-TB patients
Tanzania (ongoing): ensure quality patient management and monitoring and follow-up

Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Lesotho: ensure quality patient management (training, practical experience at referral hospital, regional exchange); integration of HIV and TB;
Lesotho: participation in national technical working group; co-development of training modules

Laboratory Strengthening:
Tanzania (2017) renovation laboratory of a district hospital
Zimbabwe: purchase of a GeneXpert
Capacity building

mainly in the area of HIV


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: February 20, 2019
Last updated: March 19, 2019