EncuentroThe 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health will feature an extensive offering of symposia, workshops, post-graduate courses, abstract-based sessions and community-driven discussions, among other meetings and side-events.

A full programme of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health is available now online. Don’t miss the Civil society and community engagement Symposium on Thursday, 12 October, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. This year discussions will focus on the role of civil society in people-centred care: experiences from the TB Regional EECA Project (TB-REP): a major programme across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

What does people-centred care for TB mean? Ensuring the person with TB is at the centre of care and has support in order not to interrupt necessary treatment and complete the course is crucial for successful TB care. Civil society not only provides much needed advocacy efforts to ensure the right policies are in place for people-centred care, but also plays a vital role as service providers.

Follow an interactive discussion bringing together the World Health Organization (WHO) and civil society to discuss experience of working collaboratively for improved people-centred TB care as well as presenting the challenges and successes under the Global Fund regional project TB-REP.


    Paul Sommerfeld, United Kingdom
    Stela Bivol, Moldova

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