21762371_1965763650360764_8541739624695304445_oOn September 20-22, 2017 TB-REP monitoring visit was held in Georgia with the participation of the representatives of TB Europe Coalition and Alliance for Public Health. From the side of civil society the partner of regional TB-REP project is the “Georgia Family Medicine Association”. During the meetings with the project grantee were underlined the role of CSOs Georgia’s experience and future prospects in the implementation of the patient-centered approaches of care as well as the mechanisms for greater involvement of CSOs and TB patients in TB care service delivery.

Also, within the framework of the TB-REP monitoring visit were held the discussions with the national TB stakeholders – Georgia National Center for Disease Control and Public Health, National Center for TB and Lung Diseases, USAID Office of Democracy, Governance, and Social Development Social Development Team Leader, Curatio International Foundation, WHO CO and with Georgian Patients Union, as the representative from the civil society. There were highlighted the issues regarding the importance of strengthening of the public health care sector and public-private partnerships building.21687837_1249927551777970_6507107774327813177_n

One of the meetings was devoted to the work of Georgia TB Coalition and prospects that should open for the activity after the official registration of the organization. Coalition established as the platform for the projects’ implementation as well as for the cooperation and capacity building of Georgia NGOs acting in the field of TB response, particularly through the high-level policy and advocacy.

The main focus of visit discussions’ was on the importance of the role of civil society in strengthening health systems for effective TB response and the need for implementation of the patient-centered approaches and innovative models of care.

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The activity has been made possible with funding provided by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) through the grant TB Regional EECA Project (TB-REP) on Strengthening Health Systems for Effective TB and DR-TB Control. The author’s (authors’) views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the GF, Principal Recipient and other Partners of the TB-REP project.


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