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German Leprosy and TB Relief Association- India has committed itself to prevent as well as provide support and treatment to Tuberculosis patients. Join us in our endeavor to provide medical and social rehabilitation to those affected by leprosy and tuberculosis especially vulnerable population, women and girls. 

  • Ongoing
  • Skill Development & Employment, Event based engagement
  • Delhi, Mumbai, Gangtok
  • https://www.glraindia.org/
  • As per Availability
  • INR Above 5 lac
  • Budget to be discussed based on intensity of engagement
 
 

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Last Updated On 11 April 2020
 

Volunteer Requirements

  • 50 Volunteers needed
  • 30-45 Age Group Preferred
  • No specific skills required
  • Employees will be sensitized on TB before their involvement in the activity.

To Contact

  • Dr. Vivek Lal
  • Director- Health
 
 
TB Awareness Campaign

Support TB Affected Families

 

German Leprosy & TB Relief Association

Program Description

Tuberculosis (TB) kills 4000 people each day and 1.5 million people each year. TB is the leading killer of people living with HIV/AIDS. An estimated 10 million people developed TB in 2018, and nearly half a million people developed drug-resistant TB (DR-TB). Drug Resistant-Tuberculosis (DR TB) is a threat to effective TB control. In India, DR-TB prevalence s between 1% to 3% in new cases and around 12% in re-treatment cases (studies by Tuberculosis Research Center and National Tuberculosis Institute) and this vary widely across states. However, a low emergence resistance TB cases is expected and this translates into a large absolute number of DR TB cases with an estimated annual incidence of 130,000 new cases of DR TB.

Considering the magnitude and complexity of the TB situation in India, GLRA India initiated pilot project titled “Home Based Care and Support to DR-TB patients" in Delhi, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Kolkata & Sikkim. This unique project focuses on improved treatment adherence and cure by covering a range of activities such as home visits, counselling on infection control measures, adverse drug reaction management and referral, nutrition support for patients with low BMI, Socio-economic rehabilitation etc.

Community-based TB program covers a wide range of activities contributing to prevention, diagnosis, improved treatment adherence and care that positively influence the outcomes of drug-sensitive, drug-resistant and HIV-associated TB. The activities also include community mobilization to promote effective communication and participation among community members to generate demand for TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care services. While diagnostic tests for TB continue to be performed in clinical settings, for lack of simpler diagnostic methods, community-based TB activities are conducted outside the premises of formal health facilities (e.g. hospitals, health centres and clinics) in community-based structures (e.g. schools, places of worship, congregate settings) and homesteads. Such community-based TB activities could and should be integrated with other community-based activities supporting primary health care services, including those for HIV infection, maternal and child health and noncommunicable diseases to improve synergy and impact. Community-based TB activities utilize community structures and mechanisms through which community members, CBOs and groups interact, coordinate and deliver their responses to the challenges and needs affecting their communities.    Through the Employee volunteering program, volunteers can engage in TB focused program to achieve the following:

  1. Assisting early case finding,
  2. Providing treatment support,
  3. Prevention the transmission of TB,
  4. Maternal and Child health issues,
  5. Education and capacity bulding program,
  6. Income generation support program,
  7. Nutrition assesment and support, 
  8. Community sensitization program

 

To achieve the about goals, volunteers are required to take up few or all of the below mentioned activities:

  • Interaction (phone) with enrolled patients and family's once a fortnight
  • Assess the patients social, economic situation and link them or a family member for education, skill building, support for job placement
  • Connect with philanthropy institutions / corporates for nutritional support for patients

Locations

  1. Nort-west, North, East and South District in Delhi
  2. Malad and Dharavi in Maharashtra
  3. Two Treatment units of Gangtok, Sikkim
Key Partners: DAHW, Germany

For more Info about the organization, visit Organization Website Link

 
 

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