The ToGO Health Research and Information Centre (CRIPS-TOGO) is a Togolese association established on December 1, 2006. From association status, CRIPS-TOGO became three years later, a non-governmental development organization (NGO) on August 19, 2013.
CRIPS-TOGO is present in two (02) health regions (Lomé Commune Health Region and Maritime Health Region) specifically in two (02) health districts: the No. 2 Health District of Lomé in the Lomé Commune Health Region and the District Avé health care in the Maritime Health Region. It organizes its interventions in the two health districts around its two medical-social centres: the medical-social centre "DZIDZO de SID'ESPOIR" in Lomé in the Health District No. 2 and the medical-social center "ATE AND CARIN HEMMES" in Noah in the AVE Health District. Both centres have been granted permission to practise by the Ministry of Health: 30 April 2012 for the centre of Lomé and 11 February 2014 for the Noépé centre These authorisations rank the two centres in the list of recognised care facilities (u Type I) by the Ministry of Health and allow them to provide the minimum package of primary health care activities to the general population. The two centres cover their respective prefectures as a territory, but the beneficiaries come from all the cities of Togo and the border countries (Benin and Ghana). This is the case for patients who want to be followed in the utmost discretion. The beneficiaries are people living with HIV, the general population and young people.
With the help of its two (2) medical and social centres, CRIPS-TOGO has contributed alongside other public and associative structures to the emergence of a community where the weight of life is considerably reduced and has enabled some of the poor to have access to quality health care, especially in hiv/AIDS and sexual and reproductive health.
The head office consists, apart from the Board of Directors, of an administrative technical platform (Executive Directorate) and operational human resources. The head office is in Lomé.
The Noépé Centre is a local site where actions are carried out by mobilizing volunteers and/or other people invested to be as close as possible to the needs of the population and thus facilitate their access to available services.
CRIPS-TOGO's bodies are the General Assembly (AG), the Board of Directors (CA) and the Executive Directorate (DE). The first is the supreme decision-making body, the second is the administrative body and the third is the permanent operational body. The decisions taken by the first two bodies are taken by the President and carried out by the Executive Director.
CRIPS-TOGO's actions since its inception have been the fight against STIs/HIV/AIDS as well as opportunistic diseases, the management of co-morbidities related to long-term treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health in adolescents and women living with HIV/AIDS.
In its nine years of existence, CRIPS-TOGO has carried out several projects and micro projects funded by northern partners (Development Initiative, Sidaction, GSK Foundation) and Southern Partners (UNFPA/Togo via STS/HIV Platform, Global Fund, etc.). At the end of December 2014, the total number of people infected with HIV affected by these projects was 929, of which 800 were on ARVs. In total, CRIPS-TOGO supports 1000 patients, including those affected. In addition to the HIV-positive facilities followed, the surrounding populations of both centres have access to community care.
CriPS-TOGO works with local health authorities in the health response districts and the various member structures of the Union of Non-Governmental Organizations of TOGO (U.ONG) to carry out its activities and achieve its objectives. T.O) and the National Platform of Civil Society Organizations Involved in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS/STIs.