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.

Ukraincy_Round_table_1The goal of the round table was to bring together key TB experts from the state, non-governmental, academic, medical and other sectors of the society, representatives of donor organisations, mass media, to discuss the current determinants of the TB epidemic in Ukraine and develop recommendations to reform the state policy on TB and other socially dangerous diseases. This discussion was part of series of activities aimed at enabling a more effective national response to TB and other socially dangerous diseases, on the basis of multi-sectoral cooperation and multi-sectoral responsibility, with the anticipated outcome – the introduction of the legislative initiatives into the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and lobbying the adoption of the legislative acts by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

 

Among others, following topics were discussed at the round table:

– Groups of high risk to TB, their size estimates, defining criteria for defining risk groups,

– TB prevention among groups of risk as a part of state policy of TB control

– Panel discussion ‘Medical reform in Ukraine and phtisiatry services in Ukraine: how to align and synchronise them’

Ukraincy_Round_table_2More information is available on the web-site of the ‘Ukrainians Against TB’:

For contacts:

Public Movement “The Ukrainians Against TB” Foundation
P.O. Box 101, Kyiv 03110, Ukraine
Phone/fax): (+38 044) 270-44-52; 273-30-97
E-mail: stoptb@ukr.net

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