To enhance community empowerment, systems and diverse community responses, the Stop TB Partnership and EANNASO developed OneImpact as a framework on community-based monitoring (CBM) in TB. OneImpact allows service users, community support groups, advocacy organizations, providers of TB services and policy makers to input, gather and use community-based information for more efficient local responses that respond directly to community needs and for longer term advocacy and program purposes.
EANNASO is currently serving as the Global Fund civil society and community group’s Regional Communication and Coordination Platform for Anglophone Africa under the Community, Rights and Gender (CRG Strategic Initiative) for the second phase 2017 – 2019 continued from the first phase 2014 – 2016. The work of EANNASO as the regional platform is guided by four objectives:
Amplify change project aims at increasing the engagement of AGYW towards improved access to SRH services in Eastern Africa, this is one year which started from February 2019 to February 2020.
EANNASO, with support from GIZ, is implementing the CCM/CS plus project which seeks to strengthen CS/CG constituencies’ engagement with CCM to address the challenges facing their participation ….
Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) was established by the Stop TB Partnership in its Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020. This approach challenges the traditional biomedical approaches to TB and calls for integrated and comprehensive responses to TB that are patient-centred and include strong partnerships with communities and civil society. To support community engagement and full partnerships with civil society and community organizations the Stop TB Partnership provides grants to technically sound and innovative interventions through the CFCS. EANNASO was awarded the grant for CFCS Round 7 and 8 to be implemented between 2016 to May 2019.
Though EANNASO is an east Africa membership organization, she works with CS and communities in the broader Anglophone Africa as she remains the only surviving sub-regional HIV, TB and Health network. EANNASO is known for coordinating civil society and community expertise as its strongest niche and building on existing capacities to strengthen the voice of CS and CG.
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