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Name: Compañeros en Salud Mexico
Street 1: Calle Primera Pte. Sur 25
Street 2:
City: Jaltenango de la Paz
Province: Chiapas
Post Code: 30370
Country: Mexico
Phone: 992 655 0030
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Daniel
Last Name: Bernal
Title: OBSERVA TB Sub-regional coordinator
Phone: +521 55 9142 5876

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Omar
Last Name: Torres
Title: Observa TB Sub-regional coordinator assitant
Phone: +521 55 2966 0341

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: Compañeros en Salud México, A.C.
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.

Partners In Health has worked in Mexico since 2011, operating out of 10 rural, public clinics in the Sierra Madre mountains of Chiapas—one of the most marginalized states in the country. In the past, doctors assigned to work in these clinics kept irregular schedules and lacked support and proper supplies. As a result, residents lacked faith in the local health system and traveled long distances for care. PIH’s work in Mexico has strengthened entire communities, renewed people’s faith in the health system, and inspired a generation of young doctors and nurses to continue working in global health.

Regarding TB activities in July 2015 we launched the Global Fund funded proyect "Promote and implement ENGAGE TB through Civil Society to reduce barriers of access to TB services for key populations in 8 countries of the LAC region".

In this project Partners in Health (PIH) and the TB Coalition of the Americas will work with civil society, the CCMs,the Ministries of Health (including the National Tuberculosis Programs (PNTs), in addition to other actors in the health sector), other relevant State Ministries, and the Parliamentary Front of TB of each country, among others, in a set of activities designed to: 1) Strengthen the interest of governments and of the NTPs in the incorporation of civil society in the national responses against TB under the ENGAGE TB approach; 2) Increase awareness of and institutionalize the activities, including monitoring, advocacy, communication and social mobilization, of TB civil society organizations (CSOs) at the national and regional level, through the creation of the Social TB Observatories; and 3) Support the exchange of kno
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
Working on Key Populations related to TB

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
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: Salmaan Keshavjee
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: Mexico
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:
We are bulding a plan for implementing the ENGAGE TB strategy, in concert with the National TB programme.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Mexico
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:
With the overall goal of empowering TB civil society in eight countries of the LAC region (Peru, Bolivia, Haiti, Guatemala, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Colombia) to assist in the response against TB, with a focus on human rights, gender equality and key populations, Observa TB will focus on the following four objectives:
• Objective 1: Dissemination of the ENGAGE TB approach in eight countries in LAC and integration of community activities in the fight against TB in the work of CSOs.
• Objective 2: Establishment of eight national social observatories to monitor the response against TB, engage in advocacy, and support mobilization of resources (including financial resources for civil society activities), as well as to develop the capacities of civil society to more effectively participate in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB.
• Objective 3: Strengthening the TB Coalition of the Americas as a strategic regional organization in the LAC region for the monitoring and control of regional commitments, the effective exchange of experiences between communities in different countries and the assessment of the regional response against TB with a focus on human rights.
• Objective 4: Strengthening systems of accompaniment and community monitoring for effective referral and counter-referral process for LAC migrants affected by TB.


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Application date: October 26, 2019
Last updated: May 20, 2020