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Name: Africa Health Concern
Street 1: Plot 34/35 Clive Road Jinja Uganda
Street 2:
City: Jinja
Province: Southern
Post Code: 256
Country: Uganda
Phone: 256772306888
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Okello
Last Name: Ejedio
Title: Chief Excutive Officer
Phone: 256758421150

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Obong
Last Name: Danish
Title: Programm Director
Phone: 256700355646

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: 257532
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
Africa Health Concern are willing to going hand in prevention ,care and spport of TB STOP programm in Africa because of the following reason
Tuberculosis (TB) is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause from a single infectious agent, ranking above HIV/AIDS.
In 2016, 2.5 million people fell ill with TB in the African region, accounting for a quarter of new TB cases worldwide.
An estimated 417,000 people died from the disease in the African region (1.7 million globally) in 2016. Over 25% of TB deaths occur in the African Region.
Seven countries account for 64% of the new TB cases in 2016, with India leading the count, followed by Indonesia, China, Philippines, Pakistan, Nigeria, and South Africa.
In 2016, an estimated 1 million children became ill with TB and 250 000 children died of TB (including children with HIV associated TB).
TB is a leading killer of HIV-positive people: in 2016, 40% of HIV deaths were due to TB.
About 82% of TB deaths among HIV-negative people occurred in the WHO African Region and the WHO South-East Asia Region in 2016
Multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) remains a public health crisis and a health security threat. WHO estimates that there were 451,551 new cases with resistance to rifampicin in the African region – the most effective first-line drug.
Globally, TB incidence is falling at about 2% per year. This needs to accelerate to a 4–5% annual decline to reach the 2020 milestones of the End TB Strategy.
Globally an estimated 53 million lives were saved between 2000 and 2015 and 10 million lives were saved in the African Region between 2000 and 2014 through TB diagnosis and treatment.
Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goal
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration: Yes

Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Delivery of health services and care
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance
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: 6 - 10
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
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: Doctors from Jinja Hospital TB WARD 5
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:
In Uganda Important recent changes or additions to guidelines for the management of tuberculosis (TB) in children,adult and elderly have made it necessary to revise the first edition of Guidance for national tuberculosis programmes on the management of tuberculosis in children, published by WHO in 2006. Like the 2006 guidance, this document is targeted at national TB programmes, paediatricians and other health workers in low- and middle-income countries; it does not aim to outline recommendations for high-income countries with low TB prevalence. This distinction is especially important in the diagnostic approach and in contact investigation.

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:


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: June 5, 2019
Last updated: June 5, 2019