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An informal advocacy alliance that shares a commitment to raising awareness of tuberculosis and to increasing the political will to control the disease throughout the WHO Europe Region and worldwide.
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The Burden of TB on Women: A Call to Action

“All my problems started with tuberculosis. I can say that tuberculosis destroyed my family since my father became ill… He was sick in the hospital a lot, my mom was by herself with no money… My family struggled, got in a lot of debt, which in a few years led
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Strong Advocacy Needed to Eliminate TB as a Major Killer of Children

Although a preventable and curable disease, TB makes up a considerable burden of disease affecting children. The WHO estimates that half a million children get sick with TB each year and up to 64,000 die as a result. However, most childhood TB researchers believe these figures represent a gross underestimation of the true problem as there
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TB in Europe

In the European region alone, TB causes 49 new cases and kills 7 people every hour.  According to the WHO: “A TB pandemic is under way throughout the WHO European region. In 2006, European Union (EU) countries reported 81,600 cases. Kazakhstan, Romania, the Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine
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The TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) is an informal advocacy alliance of individuals associated with civil society organisations. We share a commitment to raising awareness of tuberculosis (TB) and to increasing the political will required to effectively control the disease throughout the World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe
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TBEC participates in the WHO National TB Programme Review for Armenia

TBEC participates in the WHO National TB Programme Review for Armenia

Oxana Rucsineanu
Recently, Oxana Rucsineanu, a member of the TB Europe Coalition Steering Committee, was invited to take part in the WHO Review of the National TB Programme for TB Control in Armenia. Oxana’s invite follows calls from civil society organisations towards the WHO to include a civil society or key affected voice in these NTP

Open letter to Janssen appeals to lower the price of the new TB drug for all non-high-income countries

Open letter to Janssen appeals to lower the price of the new TB drug for all non-high-income countries

On September 10, 2014 several organizations and individuals working on TB sent an open letter to Janssen appealing to the company to lower bedaquiline’s price for all non-high-income countries.
Bedaquiline (Sirturo) is the first new TB drug from a new drug class to receive approval in over 40 years and is critically important for people with

Pushing the envelope: a new MSF brief outlines the key aspects of the GF New Funding Model for recipient countries

Pushing the envelope: a new MSF brief outlines the key aspects of the GF New Funding Model for recipient countries

A recent information brief produced by Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) outlines the key aspects of the Global Fund New Funding Model (NFM) that are critical for countries to put into practice. The long-awaited NFM was expected to increase predictability for recipient countries through a shorter and simplified process. Uncertainty about ‘winning’ a round would be

Call for Papers: Developing a Rights-Based Approach to TB, 5-6 December, 2014 New Delhi, India

The global TB crisis remains at epidemic proportions. In 2012, there were approximately 8.6 million new cases of TB and 1.3 million deaths from TB — nearly 3,600 deaths a day. An estimated 26% of all global incidences of TB occurred in India alone.
A rights-based approach to TB focuses on the underlying social and economic

Confusion over GF terminology may hamper domestic resource mobilisation, says a GF watchdog

In the article, recently published on the AIDSPAN website, David Garmaise addresses the issue of the new terminology used by the Global Fund in the letters sent to countries informing them of their 2014-2017 allocations under the New Funding Model (NFM).
In particular, in the GF letters, some components were identified as “over-allocated” or “significantly over-allocated.”

A New Report Analyses Gaps in TB/HIV services in Ukraine

A New Report Analyses Gaps in TB/HIV services in Ukraine

A recently released report by USAID-funded ‘Strengthening Tuberculosis Control’ project analyses gaps in HIV/TB services in Ukraine. The research was undertaken by the USAID-funded STBCU project (implemented by Chemonics International) and its partner the Global Tuberculosis Institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (GTBI).
The situation with HIV/TB co-infection in Ukraine remains very serious.

TBEC participates in WHO National TB Programme Review to Kyrgyzstan

TBEC participates in WHO National TB Programme Review to Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is among the 27 high burden multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) countries in the world and also among the WHO European Region 18 TB High Priority Countries. Upon request by the Minister of Health of Kyrgyzstan and as instructed by the Director of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the WHO Regional Office for Europe, TB

Better Concept Notes, More Effective Funding

Better Concept Notes, More Effective Funding

The Technical Review Panel, which analyses the technical merit of all funding applications to the Global Fund, reviewed 23 concept notes in July. It was the second window of concept notes to come up for review this year under the new funding model, after 10 applications were assessed in June.
The panel, known as the TRP,

Tajikistan launches Stop TB Partnership

Tajikistan launches Stop TB Partnership

TBEC is pleased to share that people affected by TB and organisations who are involved in the fight against TB have recently launched a national Stop TB Partnership.
In a press release announcing the formation of the partnership, the group note that the seriounsness of TB, particularly multidrug-resistant TB, in Tajikistan requires joint effort to meet

Another Cost of War: Spread Of Tuberculosis

Another Cost of War: Spread Of Tuberculosis

This article was originally written for Kyiv Post by Oksana Grytsenko.
DONETSK, Ukraine – While Russia’s war against Ukraine has claimed more than 1,000 lives since April, in addition to at least 363 servicemen, there are other casualties that aren’t getting as much attention.

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One of them is worsening public health, specifically a tuberculosis epidemic because

AIDS 2014 Invitation: Building Bridges - Bringing TB and HIV activists and communities of the European region together for a more effective response to the epidemics

AIDS 2014 Invitation: Building Bridges – Bringing TB and HIV activists and communities of the European region together for a more effective response to the epidemics

SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY 21 JULY – 2-3pm
TB-HIV NETWORKING ZONE
AIDS 2014
Building Bridges:
Bringing TB and HIV activists and communities of the European region together for a more effective response to the epidemics
You are invited to attend ‘Building Bridges: Bringing TB and HIV activists and communities of the European region together for a more effective response

WHO develops an Action Framework for TB elimination in low-incidence countries

WHO develops an Action Framework for TB elimination in low-incidence countries

On 4 and 5 July 2014, Rome hosted a global consultation on the elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in low-incidence countries. The event, organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Health, aimed at adapting the recently adopted global strategy and targets for TB

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