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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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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

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Bringing TB and HIV activists and communities of the European region together for a more effective response to the epidemics
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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

Voices in the fight: Shamsiya

Voices in the fight: Shamsiya

This post is comes from our partners in Tajikistan and tells the story of Shamsiya and her family experience with TB. This story was written by our partners in Tajikistan, Safar and Abdusamd.
Shamsiya’s Story 
“At night, when I hear the sound of any vehicle stopping near my house, I feel so scared. I think this is

For Patients Waiting for XDR-TB Treatment in Romania, Someday Never Comes

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 reflect the positions of WHO

TB in Romania: mapping the needs

TB in Romania: mapping the needs

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The Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation and the Association for MDR-TB Patients Support conducted in February – March a survey among Romanian TB and MDR-TB patients, their families and specialists working in the field, in order to pinpoint the patients’ social, psychological and medical needs. The survey report was published in June

Practical tips to ensure the Global Fund delivers the impact communities need - Russian and English

Practical tips to ensure the Global Fund delivers the impact communities need – Russian and English

The Global Fund is encouraging all civil society organisations enusre that they are fully involved in the country dialogue and development of the concept note to ensure that their views are listened to and costed in any application submitted to the Global Fund. You can read more about this below both in English and Russian.
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The TB Europe Coalition supports sustainability of TB and HIV programmes in Macedonia

The TB Europe Coalition supports sustainability of TB and HIV programmes in Macedonia

On 2-5 June 2014, the TB Europe Coalition visited Skopje, Macedonia, to assist local stakeholders in the preparation of a sustainability plan of national TB and HIV programmes. During the mission, the TB Europe Coalition met with several actors and facilitated a workshop on financial sustainability in order to facilitate successful transition from Global Fund

The establishment of a national TB coalition in Macedonia sets the example for other countries in the region

The establishment of a national TB coalition in Macedonia sets the example for other countries in the region

A national TB coalition was established last week in Macedonia, the first of this kind in Southeastern Europe. The coalition aims to increase collaboration between civil society organisations (CSOs) working in the field of TB ​​prevention and control. Working as an informal platform, it will help the preparation of a comprehensive plan for financial sustainability

An Activist's Guide to Tuberculosis Drugs

An Activist’s Guide to Tuberculosis Drugs

Treatment Action Group (TAG), an independent HIV/AIDS and TB research and policy think tank, have released an incredibly useful guide to TB drugs. You can access the guide here in order to find out about TB drugs, what they are used for, their side effects, whether they are in use and what the prospects are

TB Europe Coalition meets with Ukrainian civil society

TB Europe Coalition meets with Ukrainian civil society

Following the end of the TB Europe Network meeting in Kyiv, members of the TB Europe Coalition seized the opportunity of being in Ukraine to meet with local TB civil society organisations (CSOs) and relevant stakeholders in the country. This was the second visit of the TB Europe Coalition to Ukraine, following the first one

Marina's story - fighting drug resistant TB in 3 different countries

Marina’s story – fighting drug resistant TB in 3 different countries

Marina is a Romanian citizen who was studying law at the University of Manchester in the UK when she was diagnosed with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Marina was studying abroad in Lyon, France in summer 2012 when she developed a cough that would not go away. Her symptoms led her down a long road of doctors and

Strengthening advocacy capacity at the TB European Network meeting in Kyiv

Strengthening advocacy capacity at the TB European Network meeting in Kyiv

The third day of the TB Europe Regional meeting was led by the TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) Secretariat and dedicated to strengthening the advocacy capacity of TB activists in the Eastern European and Central Asia (EECA) region. By presenting TBEC’s work and how the coalition has developed since its creation, facilitators provided participants with tips

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