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Organization Contact Information

Street 1: P.O. Box 498, Ex-REDESO Building, Block ‘A’ Mwilamvya
Street 2:
City: Kasulu Town - Kigoma
Province: KIGOMA
Post Code: +255
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Phone: 0753726905
Organization Email:
Web Site:
Other Online Presence: +255620583841

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Jeremiah
Title: Executive Director
Phone: +255753726905

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: David
Last Name: MIHAYO
Title: Programme Manager
Phone: +255762760631

General Information

Board Constituency: None
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number: 00NGO/00002597
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Disability Relief Services (DRS)-Tanzania is a non-governmental and nonprofit making organization
(NGO) with full registration number 00NGO/00002597 of 16th October 2008. DRS-Tanzania
started in Mwanza Municipality and by early November 2015 it moved its Head Office to Kibaha Town,
Coast Region. In January 2016 DRS-Tanzania officially entered Kasulu District. On May 2016 the
Organisation officially opened a field Office in Kasulu Town, Murusi area and within Kasulu Township
Council. Effectively July 2017 and to date the organization operates in two Districts i.e. Kibaha and
Kasulu. Strategically and with a medium operational trend, we hold a value-add provision focus of being
actively visible in all districts within Kigoma and Coast Regions. Broad target populations are Persons
with Special Needs (PSNs) within locations we reach. Within that broad umbrella are Persons with
Disability (PwDs); the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and Elder People (EP). Our broad target
population also includes those residing in Nyarugusu Refugees Camp within Kasulu District Council,
and as a specific Programme for that matter. Long-time range and sustainable drive for the organization
is to be among effective and reliable humanitarian and Community services providers through
appropriate work collaborations with other Actors of similar focus and lead by respective
Tanzanian Government Agencies, right interventions and effective provisions to named beneficiaries in
Tanzania as a way of supporting varied efforts being implemented worldwide towards
achieving 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs
. Our Mission
To transform PSNs to be dynamic, professional, efficient and effective for the realization of their rights
and justice.To contribute towards ensuring equal existence and improved living status to all. We exist
towards improved livelihood and well-being to all citizens.
VI. Our Core values
Our commitment to inclusion and choice is built and sustained by the below values:
1. Respect and Equality
2. Trust
Do you know about the UNHLM declaration: Yes

Specializations / Areas of Work

Civil Society and Community Engagement
Engaging political leaders and ensuring inclusive leadership
Working on Community, Rights and Gender (CRG)

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 11 - 25
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: 11 - 25
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who: NONE
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: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Disability Relief Services (DRS) Tanzania is helpful,
thus their proposed intervention for submission of Strengthening Community Engagement and Coordination for a More Powerful TB Response

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United Republic of Tanzania
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:
Initially, great emphasis was given to
diagnosis of the most infectious cases of TB (i.e.
sputum smear-positive cases of pulmonary TB),
detected using sputum smear microscopy. More
recently, there has been increasing emphasis on the
role of diagnosis based on culture and molecular tests
as well as smears, as highlighted in the Laboratory
strengthening component of the Global Plan. AndThe recommended treatment for
drug-susceptible TB is a short-course (six months)
regimen of four drugs: isoniazid and rifampicin, the
two most powerful first-line anti-TB drugs, plus
pyrazinamide and ethambutol. For patients with drugsusceptible TB, these regimens will cure around 90%
of TB cases when treatment is fully adhered to and
drugs are quality-assured. Treatment and patient
support can usually be provided on an outpatient
basis, with no need for hospital admission, within
general primary health care services.3

Currently, testing TB patients for HIV and providing
CPT for HIV-positive TB patients are typically the
responsibility of NTPs. National HIV programmes , Establish laboratory quality
management systems. Coordinate global level efforts to
strengthen laboratory capacity to diagnose all
forms of TB through GLI.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Recognizing the urgent need to scale up laboratory
quality and services worldwide, the Stop TB
Partnership Coordinating Board established GLI34 as
a new Working Group in October 2008. GLI provides
policy guidance on appropriate laboratory technology
and best practices and oversees global initiatives
aimed at helping countries to build, scale up and
upgrade laboratories. Improve the diagnosis of TB among
AFB smear-negative TB case Increase access to rapid laboratory
diagnosis of drug-resistant TB among TB patients
considered at risk of M/XDR-TB.s, especially among Increase access to quality-assured
AFB microscopy with effective external quality
assurance (EQA).
people living with HIV,


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Application date: April 30, 2020
Last updated: April 30, 2020