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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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Ukraine's capital is facing an explosive TB epidemic

Ukraine’s capital is facing an explosive TB epidemic

Kiev may be facing an unprecedented tuberculosis crisis. This is according to Larissa Kanarovskaya, the Head of the Kiev City Union of health workers. On December 1, 2014, at a press conference (a video in Russian can be seen here), she announced that on the  average, 100 people die every day in Ukraine’s capital, of which one […]

Former MDR-TB patient and TB advocate, Marina, meets with the European Parliament

Former MDR-TB patient and TB advocate, Marina, meets with the European Parliament

Between 18th and 19th November, TB Europe Coalition members, RESULTS UK and Global Health Advocates, had the exciting opportunity to welcome Marina to Brussels to brief decision-makers on the severity of the TB epidemic (TB) in the European Union (EU). Marina fought two years to defeat multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and is now a great […]

Eurasian Harm Reduction Network calls the partners to support its Open Letter to the Global Fund Board

In advance to the upcoming 32d Global Fund Board meeting this week the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network prepared an open letter highlighting concerns and lessons already learnt from the application of the new Global Fund approach to resource allocation in terms of the negative impact it is likely to have on harm reduction programming and […]

Finding a Way to Defeat TB: GF Chief Underlines a Focus on ‘Hot Spots’ of Disease at the Barcelona Conference

Finding a Way to Defeat TB: GF Chief Underlines a Focus on ‘Hot Spots’ of Disease at the Barcelona Conference

TB, one of the oldest diseases known to mankind, killed more than 1.5 million people in 2013, even though it is entirely curable. Leaders, health experts and civil society activists meeting recently in Barcelona at the annual Union Conference on Lung Health called for an approach that aims to defeat the disease, by working with […]

The TB Europe Coalition meets TB actors in Georgia

The TB Europe Coalition meets TB actors in Georgia

 Between 3 and 7 November 2014, a delegation of the Tuberculosis Europe Coalition* (TBEC) visited Tbilisi, Georgia. TBEC representatives held discussions with key stakeholders and organised a two-day workshop to support ongoing efforts of civil society organisations working in the field of TB, which recently formed a national TB Coalition.
TBEC’s visit and the creation of […]

KEY ADVOCACY FACT SHEETS ON TB IN EUROPE RELEASED IN ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN

KEY ADVOCACY FACT SHEETS ON TB IN EUROPE RELEASED IN ENGLISH AND RUSSIAN

Last week’s Union Conference was an excellent opportunity to launch the Regional Collaborating Committee on Tuberculosis Control and Care (RCC-TB)’s three new fact sheets on “Ambulatory TB Care”, “Integrated TB/HIV Care” and “Engaging Civil Society and affected Communities in the Fight against TB”. They are available in both English and Russian and aim to share […]

TBEC meets and carries out advocacy workshop with key TB stakeholders in Armenia

TBEC meets and carries out advocacy workshop with key TB stakeholders in Armenia

From 6th-11th June, TBEC members Paul Sommerfeld, TB Alert UK, Bruce Warwick, RESULTS UK , and Zahedul Islam, International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine, met with TB advocates and other stakeholders in Armenia. Our visit was facilitated by Positive People Armenian Network, an NGO working to provide care and support for people living with HIV.
The main aims of […]

Economic Growth and TB in the context of the BRICS.

Economic Growth and TB in the context of the BRICS.

The BRICS, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa were bundled together by dint of their impressive growth rates, lifting swathes of the population out of poverty and increasing their economic weight in the world economy. With a combined population of 3 billion and a combined GDP of 16 trillion USD, these countries have […]

Is sustainable domestic financing of TB response a reality in EECA region?

Is sustainable domestic financing of TB response a reality in EECA region?

This article, originally, posted on Aidspan was written by Sveta McGill, Health Advocacy Officer, at RESULTS UK. 
In 2014 the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria started implementing its new funding model (NFM). The NFM aims to re-allocate its resources away from middle-income countries towards those with the highest burdens of disease and the least […]

Changing the face of TB through the involvement of communities

Changing the face of TB through the involvement of communities

“Empower civil society and community representatives to generate change from the bottom up”, this is one of the key messages we took away from a session organised by the TB Europe Coalition and WHO Europe on “Community-driven solutions to the MDR-TB epidemic in the European region” at the Union Conference in Barcelona. Indeed, as civil […]

ACTION Applauds Signing of Barcelona Declaration on TB

ACTION Applauds Signing of Barcelona Declaration on TB

The ACTION partnership applauds the signing of the Barcelona Declaration by political representatives from 9 countries spanning 5 continents, formalizing their commitment to work together for accelerated action and significant investment in the fight against TB.
Parliamentarians from Brazil, Canada, France, India, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, the United Kingdom, and the United States signed the statement […]

TB and the Poor: Time to Smooth out Global Inequalities.

TB and the Poor: Time to Smooth out Global Inequalities.

Today, the Minister of Health of India rightly noted that TB is a by-product of poverty “It’s not just that TB is in the air, it’s related to poverty, malnutrition, and to health systems which simply cannot cope with basic challenges”.[1]   This quote illustrates that TB is part of a more complex web of societal […]

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