Wednesday, 24 April 2019

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About TB Network

The Civil Society for the Eradication of Tuberculosis in Nigeria (TB Network) is the umbrella body coordinating TB activities carried out by Civil Society and Community-Based Organizations (CSOs and CBOs) in Nigeria. The organization was established in March 2009 following the existence of a gap of a coordinating body for TB Activities in the country. The organization is made up of the Board of Trustees which is the highest decision making body of the organization, the BoT is made up of 10 members, within the BoT a National Coordinator is selected and saddled with the responsibility of providing leadership to the organization, (Project implementation aspect), they meet once in a year to discuss and give new directions to the organization. The organization also has a National Steering Committee which is involved in the day to day running of the organization, the NSC reports directly to the BoT, this unit is made up of 12 member, two member from the 6 geo political Zones of Nigeria, while the 37 State Focal Persons lead the State Steering Committees (SSCs).

TBN started projects implementation supported by Global Fund in 2010 with the Health System Strengthening and the Community System Strengthening (CSS), and now in the mainstream of TB Project activities in Northern States.  Currently, the Network is implementing 3 Global Fund supported projects across the northern states including FCT as Sub-Recipient (SR); the projects include Community Systems Strengthening (CSS), Tuberculosis Active Case Finding (ACF) and Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis projects.

Mission

To coordinate Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in advocating for increased access to high quality and comprehensive tuberculosis services in Nigeria.

Objectives

  • To contribute to reducing the TB burden in Nigeria.
  • To create a platform through which CSOs can effectively advocate for comprehensive TB services in Nigeria.
  • To further strengthen political commitment, increased awareness and support from all agencies and organizations involved in TB control in Nigeria.

Membership of the organization is open to all CSOs working on Tuberculosis in Nigeria and willing to be registered with the TB Network. Member CSOs must be registered with the State chapters of the Network. An organization is eligible to register as a TB Network member if it.

  • Has Tuberculosis and/or TB/HIV in its charter.
  • Has a contact office located within the state from which it proposes to register
  • Is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission or other bodies responsible for registering civil society organizations at State and Local Government levels.

Success Stories

Number of cases currently placed on treatment on the Active Case Search Project (ACF) in the 10 plus one states of implementation

The network has been able to monitor 27 Clients across Kaduna, Taraba, Nassarawa, Plateau states and the FCT to complete the required 8 months intensive phase at the facility and the continuation phase of 12 months at the community level which requires monitoring for adherence by treatment supporters between July to September (Quarter 3)

Close and constant monitoring by the treatment supporters has helped improve adherence to client’s adherence to drugs and reducing the possibility of deaths to the barest minimum.

Good support base system for Clients, a collaboration of stakeholders such as CBO, LGTBLS, and TBLS help to ensure successful implementation of the project across the states.  

There are currently 154 clients across the 11 states of implementation that the Network is monitoring and supporting treatment.

The Network supports over 411 patients and treatment supporters on a quarter basis to come together and discuss challenges on stigma, drugs effect, non-adherence to drugs by clients and infection control through Support Group meetings, these meetings help the treatment supporters to share best practices and adopt new strategies that ensures adherence to drugs.

The CSS project has improved awareness on HCT through its community outreaches conducted, between January 2016 to December 2016, outreaches have been conducted in over 1, 8000 communities across four states and the FCT

A total of 145,508 clients have been referred out of the 180,197 target which has been given to the network between July 2015 to December 2016, with pregnant women having about 60% from the figure, this means that the organization met up to 80% of the target allocated to them.

In order to lay a solid foundation in both the programmatic and structural components of the project, the network works closely with community head, religious leaders and youth groups in the communities of implementation.

The network uses a two prone implementation approach, the first is awareness creation of HCT while the second is capacity building of 39 CBOs, and this has helped improved implementation on the project greatly

Awareness creation on HCT has helped reduce stigma related issues within our communities of implementation

Below is the graphical representation of the target achievement from July 2015 to December 2017


Address:

3rd Floor Flats 7 & 8, No 22, Koforidua Street, Off Micheal Okpara way, Beside UBA Bank Wuse Zone 2, Abuja. Nigeria.

Email:

info@tbiscurable.org

Phone:

+0123 4567 8910