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Organization Contact Information

Name: Centre Stage Media Arts Foundation
Street 1: 2nd Floor Mimosa House
Street 2: 9th Avenue / JMN Nkomo Street
City: Bulawayo
Province: Bulawayo
Post Code: 00263
Country: Zimbabwe
Phone: +263776609762
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Paul
Last Name: Sixpence
Title: Coordinator (HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Advocacy Projects)
Phone: +263776609762

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Zipporah
Last Name: Chiweshe
Title: Programme Officer - HIV Prevention and Treatment Projects
Phone: +263292200705

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: MA0000209/2013
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Community-Based Organization (CBO)
Organization Description:
Centre Stage Media Arts Foundation (CSMA) is a community based HIV/AIDS and human rights advocacy group that supports TB patients in under-resourced urban communities of the city of Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Our target constituency are key populations, namely, sex workers, HIV serodiscordant couples, MSM and transgender women who are HIV positive and also positively living with HIV.

Through a human-rights centred approach to development that employs facilitated engagements, broad policy and human rights advocacy and practical implementation of patient support programmes at public health centres, CSMA seeks to ensure that every patient has access to proper diagnosis, treatment and care.

Communities that we serve are under-resourced and inhabited by low-income earners. Most people in these communities live in overcrowded conditions. Further, communities that we serve are disproportionately affected by HIV and Aids, worsening the Tuberculosis burden.

Noting the aforementioned challenges, we noted that communities that we serve have limited knowledge on TB, challenges in seeking medical attention for initial diagnosis and adhering to treatment once diagnosed. CSMA therefore provides community education on TB and supports TB patients adhere to treatment. Again, we collate community and TB patients voices and amplify them at policy advocacy platforms.

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
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: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
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: EANNASO
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: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
CSMA is contributing to the Zimbabwe TB control plan through;
1. Assisting in the intensive community TB case finding within communities through index linked cases at the local health facilities,
2. Conducting community education outreaches on TB,
3. Offering treatment support to TB patients to ensure adherence to treatment and stop the rapid spread of TB.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Zimbabwe
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:
CSMA is currently advocating for increased domestic political commitment in funding TB programmes in Zimbabwe. In 2018 and 2019, CSMA prepared petitions directed to the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the Ministry of Finance, making a case for increased funding from national treasury with respect to TB interventions in Zimbabwe.

Further, CSMA through the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) has been advocating for increased funding for TB interventions targeting poor and marginalised communities.

Since 2015, CSMA has been an implementing an intensive community mobilisation and education programmes aimed at raising awareness on TB, promoting early detection of TB and adherence to medication.

In line with the Ministry of Health and Child Care, HIV/TB Co-management programme, CSMA has been implementing an aggressive campaign aimed at TB case finding among people living with HIV, contact tracing and index linked case finding and offering treatment and pyscho-social support to HIV positive people diagnosed with TB.


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 11, 2019
Last updated: October 23, 2019