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TB Testimonies: Voices in the Fight

Why we need the human story of TB Many people think of tuberculosis as a disease of the past, but in reality 1.4 million people die of TB every year. TB is a global epidemic, causing devastating loss of life and hampering economic productivity. It is also a European problem, where
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TBEC activities: Building Regional Advocacy Capacity

The TB Europe Coalition is a young network. Created in 2009, it first members were mainly located in Western Europe. In order to fully represent the WHO European Region and be a truly European advocacy platform on TB, we organise field visits to EECA countries to meet with local stakeholders,
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TB in Romania: For Patients Waiting for XDR-TB Treatment in Romania, Someday Never Comes

In March 2014, Jonathan Stillo, a member of TB Europe Coalition’s Steering Committee, participated in the joint World Health Organization (WHO) and European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) National Tuberculosis (TB) Program Review in Romania on a team of eleven international and fifteen national experts. This blog does not necessarily
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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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LAUNCH OF THE 2014 GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS REPORT: Is Tuberculosis becoming the world’s deadliest communicable disease?

LAUNCH OF THE 2014 GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS REPORT: Is Tuberculosis becoming the world’s deadliest communicable disease?

Brussels, 22 October 2014 – The Tuberculosis Europe Coalition is deeply concerned by the increase in TB cases and deaths disclosed today by the 2014 Global TB Report and calls on the European Union to increase its political and financial commitment to fight this disease in Europe and worldwide.
The new report by the World Health

Lithuania hosts a briefing on MDR-TB in Europe for EU member states

Lithuania hosts a briefing on MDR-TB in Europe for EU member states

On 10 October, prominent speakers were invited to the Lithuanian Permanent Representation to the EU to brief Health Attachés of the different member states’ representations in Brussels on the issue of Tuberculosis and Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Europe. WHO Europe, the ECDC, the STOP TB Partnership, the TB Europe Coalition, the European Commission and 10

Former Global Fund Chief Warns about a TB crisis in EECA

Former Global Fund Chief Warns about a TB crisis in EECA

The West cannot ignore a growing TB crisis in EECA, says Michel D. Kazatchkine, the former Global Fund Executive Director, and now a UN Secretary General‘s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, in his recent Huffington Post blog
Recalling his recent trip to Uzbekistan, where he was on a mission devoted to

US Government selects Dutch NGO to fight global killer disease

 
TB KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation will lead 525 million dollar TB control program.
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV), the Dutch NGO specialized in the fight against tuberculosis, will be the prime partner for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in their new five year flagship program ‘Challenge TB’.
International consortium
The eight partners that are teaming up

A New Bill on TB Control Finalized in Romania

A New Bill on TB Control Finalized in Romania

The Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation and the Association for MDR-TB Patients’ Support finalized the elaboration of the bill on the TB control in Romania.
Among the main provisions of the bill are the following: psycho-social services for TB patients; universal access to treatment and DOT; paid medical leave and allowance for temporary incapacity of labour during

CSOs in Azerbaijan Report on Strengthening the Voice of TB Affected Community

CSOs in Azerbaijan Report on Strengthening the Voice of TB Affected Community

Azerbaijan is one of the 18 high priority countries for Tuberculosis (TB) Control in the WHO European Region and one of the 27 high MDR-TB high burden countries in the world. In 2012, Azerbaijan notified a total of 8140 TB cases, 2800 of them were estimated with MDR-TB.
As in the other former Soviet Union (FSU)

A Round Table on TB Determinants Held in Ukraine by the TBEC Member Group

A Round Table on TB Determinants Held in Ukraine by the TBEC Member Group

On October 2, 2014, the Public Movement ‘The Ukrainians Against TB’ has held a round table ‘Political, Economic, Social, Medical, Cultural and other Determinants of TB Epidemic in Ukraine’. The event was held at the premises of the International Renaissance Foundation.
The goal of the round table was to bring together key TB experts from the

TB Europe Coalition involved in developing new TB Action Plan for Europe 2016-2020

TB Europe Coalition involved in developing new TB Action Plan for Europe 2016-2020

On 3rd October 2014, the TB Europe Coalition was invited by WHO Europe to represent civil society working on tuberculosis across the European region at the first meeting of the Advisory Committee for the development of the “Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region, 2016-2020”.
 
“The Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Multidrug and

A new study highlights potential for social media to support MDR-TB patients

A new study highlights potential for social media to support MDR-TB patients

A study – “I can also serve as an inspiration” – a role for social media in supporting patients undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)” – was published this week in PLOS ONE by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
It highlights the potential for social media to support patients undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant

Minsk has extremely high levels of drug-resistant TB, a study in Belarus reveals

Minsk has extremely high levels of drug-resistant TB, a study in Belarus reveals

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Resistance to anti-tuberculosis (TB) medicines is a major public health threat in most countries of the former Soviet Union. As no representative and quality-assured information on the magnitude of this problem existed in Belarus, a survey was conducted in the city of Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Between November 2009 and December 2010, 156 consecutively

Patients Groups Rally in Ukraine as Government Fails to Conduct Essential Drug Purchase Tenders

Patients Groups Rally in Ukraine as Government Fails to Conduct Essential Drug Purchase Tenders

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Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian patients were left without drugs for treatment, when government did not manage to conduct tenders for 80% of drug purchases under the state health programmes, the joint press-release from prominent patients organisations in Ukraine informs.
On September 24, 2014, patients groups and families have gathered in

Major Push for Domestic Financing for Health

Major Push for Domestic Financing for Health

 
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during the Opening Session of the Climate Change Summit at the United Nations in New York City on Sept. 23, 2014. Timothy A. Clary—AFP/Getty Images
NEW YORK – As the United Nations General Assembly commenced this week in New York, a passionate call for low and middle income countries to increase

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