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September 2016
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Hello, thank you for reading the TIMS monthly newsletter.

TIMS August Action

 MOU SIGNING 

August has been a milestone month at the TIMS PMO office as we signed the much-anticipated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Swaziland and Lesotho. This means that these countries are officially on board as the programme catapults into the implementation stage.

For more on the MOU signing have a look at our article on the STOP TB website here.

 NEW PARTNERS SELECTED 


In August, the TIMS PMO selected 3 new implementation partners. These are:


ACHAP
Implementation of Community Systems Strengthening interventions in all 10 countries

OGRA Foundation
Operating the Occupational Health Service Centres (OHSCs) in 8 countries


MEROPA
Communications
Development of a communication strategy for advocacy & awareness in the region.
 MEETING NEW PARTNERS 

During the month of August, teams from the PMO visited ACHAP and OGRA to get to know our partners better, to discuss the interventions in more detail and importantly, to assess the organisations’ capacity to implement the interventions.

The TIMS PMO was well received and had fruitful discussions in Botswana and Kenya.

A Visit to Meropa Communications’ office is planned for the week commencing 12 September 2016.


Picture: The TIMS PMO enjoying the warm Kenyan hospitality of ORGA Foundation on their capacity assessment visit. 

 TEAM NEWS 

News about the TIMS team

Working across 10 countries is no mean feat but with the help of country coordinators, this task is made easier. This month 2 new Country Coordinators joined the TIMS family. A warm welcome to…
Otilie Lambert
Country Coordinator Namibia
Sanelisiwe Tsela
Country Coordinator Swaziland
Find out more about the entire TIMS team here.

 COMING UP NEXT MONTH… 

  • Highlights from the TIMS Coordination and Capacity Building Workshop
  • Closing in on OHSC’s sites…where will they be?
  • Implementing Partner in Focus: TomTom on Innovative Mapping
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