Tell us about your partnerships
HCDI have strong partnership with the Department of Health through its Rural Health Units to synchronize our efforts of combating tuberculosis. We also collaborate with the Department of Social Work and Development, Department of Education, community members, people’s group, other non government, or Faith Base organizations who share the vision with HCDI. The NTP and PBSP provided us technical partnership while Global fund as the financial partners.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
HCDI prefers to target the impoverished communities and highly populated urban slum areas and congested place near the coastal areas because these are places where are noted with high incidence rate, low detection rate, low cure rate of TB.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
HCDI has a simple structure following a top down and bottom up management. Each position including those volunteers has well defined job descriptions. Tasks are specialized but can be delegated if situation demands for it. Detailed rules and guidelines are provided to dictate work procedures and supply parameters within which organizational members can make decisions. To improve efficiency, all HCDI staff is required to undergo the Training of Trainers I,II & III.
HCDI position itself in marketing its social services because it focuses on cost-leadership strategy where the local people themselves are trained for program ownership. Since it considers operating in a dynamic environment, use of advanced and modern technology may need to be continuously improved and updated.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
HCDI needs to develop its skills in finding possible financial partners and in writing program proposal and it also needs to improve its monitoring and evaluation techniques. The needs mention here would fall under technical assistance.