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Giving MDR-TB Patients a New Lease on Life

Routine visit to Alisher’s house by the community Health worker (Firuza Dadozhodzhayeva) of “Anti AIDS” NGO Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) can be successfully treated today; however, the treatment course can take as long as two years and side effects can be severe if not appropriately addressed. The rate of MDR-TB treatment success
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Mapping Civil Society in Europe and Central Asia

To find out about civil society organisations that are working near you then just go to our civil society map. Here you will find information and contact details of civil society organisations or community actors working in TB or in related areas such as HIV or harm reduction. If you
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Membership: Membership is open to all individuals within the WHO European Region who act as advocates for action and resources to counteract the TB epidemic. Advocates are normally associated with a civil society organisation. ‘Civil society’ is broadly interpreted so that most are likely to come from non-governmental organisations (NGOs), but people
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TB-REP announced the grant awards to ten organisations in the EECA region – Congratulations!

TB-REP announced the grant awards to ten organisations in the EECA region – Congratulations!

The Center for Health Policies and Studies (PAS Center) together with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO Europe) and partners has decided to solicit support from the Global Fund for TB Regional EECA Project (TB-REP) on Strengthening Health Systems for Effective TB and DR-TB Control in eleven Eastern European and Central Asian […]

TBEC attends meeting of Eurasian Harm Reduction Network’s “National Partner Harm Reduction Networks and Organisations.”

TBEC attends meeting of Eurasian Harm Reduction Network’s “National Partner Harm Reduction Networks and Organisations.”

On 1-2 February TBEC secretariat attended the meeting of EHRN’s “National Partner Harm Reduction Networks and Organisations” in Vilnius, Lithuania. We joined EHRN members from 27 countries of the region and partners including Harm Reduction International, the Global Fund, UNODC & the Open Society Foundation.
The two day meeting brought partners together to discuss ways for […]

‘The Disease Does not Discourage Me, It Makes Me Stronger’, Says a 28 Years Old Romanian Woman Living with TB

‘The Disease Does not Discourage Me, It Makes Me Stronger’, Says a 28 Years Old Romanian Woman Living with TB

An article recently published in the newsletter of the Romanian Pulmonology Institute “Marius Nasta”, edited in partnership with the Romanian Angel Appeal Fund, tells the story of a young woman diagnosed with MDR-TB.
The patient, taken to the Municipal Hospital because of food poisoning, had a chest X-ray among other tests, and discovered that she had […]

HIV/TB Patients in Eastern Europe at higher risk of death than in Western Europe

HIV/TB Patients in Eastern Europe at higher risk of death than in Western Europe

The Lancet HIV Journal published a recent research study conducted by Daria Podlekareva and her colleagues that shows an alarming situation for people living with HIV and diagnosed with tuberculosis in Eastern Europe. They have a risk of death nearly four-times higher than patients from Western Europe and Latin America.
 
As mentioned in the study the […]

GOOD NEWS from KAZAKHSTAN:  Tuberculosis on decrease in the last 10 years

GOOD NEWS from KAZAKHSTAN: Tuberculosis on decrease in the last 10 years

According to the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the country made a good progress in the tuberculosis incidence and mortality.
Over the last 10 years the incidence of TB in Kazakhstan decreased by 2.2 times and the mortality rate decreased by 5 times. In 2015, the incidence decreased by 11.9% […]

International course on clinical management of M(X)DR-TB for WHO Europe Region countries

International course on clinical management of M(X)DR-TB for WHO Europe Region countries

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Management of MDR-TB in Latvia announced an opportunity for clinicians and responsible for clinical managemnet of DR-TB to join their course.
The main objective of the course is to update knowladge of the participants on the latest global development in M(X)DR-TB, as well as develop skills […]

TBEC Symposium at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung health in Cape Town

TBEC Symposium at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung health in Cape Town

The 46th Union Conference took place from 2nd December – 6th December in Cape Town, South Africa. This year conference theme was “A New Agenda: Lung Health Beyond 2015”, which reflected the changing landscape of global public health, and the new era of action that will be embarked on together in the coming years.
The TB […]

The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Romanian TB story

The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Romanian TB story

When Jonathan Stillo asked the medical director of a mountaintop sanatorium in Romania what she would like to change about the sanatorium, she said she would like to blow the place up and build a small, modern clinic in town where the patients are – a model that’s more in-line with current tuberculosis control practices […]

TB: The World’s Deadliest Infectious Disease at Large in London

TB: The World’s Deadliest Infectious Disease at Large in London

Recently the World Health Organisation (WHO) published its annual Global Tuberculosis Report. For the first time ever, the report confirmed TB’s unwanted title of the world’s deadliest infectious disease. In 2014, TB killed 1.5 million people, surpassing the 1.2 million of HIV/AIDS deaths. The report was a wakeup call to the global health community, a […]

New Funding Opportunity

New Funding Opportunity

The Center for Health Policies and Studies in partnership with the TB Europe Coalition, on whose behalf the ICF “International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine” acts, invite you to an open call for proposals “Establishing sustained advocacy for transition to the outpatient model of health care for the key groups of population affected by TB.”
To […]

TBEC Representatives Attended the Fourth Meeting of the Regional Collaborating Committee on Tuberculosis Control and Care (RCC-TB) in Copenhagen, Denmark on 17th November

TBEC Representatives Attended the Fourth Meeting of the Regional Collaborating Committee on Tuberculosis Control and Care (RCC-TB) in Copenhagen, Denmark on 17th November

The RCC-TB is an interactive platform of stakeholders including donors, technical agencies, professional societies, and patient and community representatives which exchanges information related to M/XDR-TB response and advocates for action. After an interesting plenary discussion and presentations on upcoming opportunities in the WHO European Region, including the TB Regional Project (TB-REP) the group split into […]

Open letter to the Global Fund Board on Allocation Methodology Framework and Sustainability & Transition

Open letter to the Global Fund Board on Allocation Methodology Framework and Sustainability & Transition

On 16th – 17th November 2015, the Global Fund (GF) Board is holding its 34th meeting in Geneva. On this occasion, 33 civil society organisations from the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region and their partner organisations sent the open letter to the Board to express their concerns and recommendations on two important issues: […]

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