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Romanian TB Law Adopted by the Parliament

Romanian TB Law Adopted by the Parliament

Once in a while, we have some truly wonderful news to share.
As you might have seen from TBEC social media feed, TBEC together with the Global TB Caucus organised a three-day workshop in Bucharest last week.
We have to say that it has been a long time since we had a similarly “fruitful” workshop. At the […]

In Uzbekistan, Former TB Patient Finds Purpose in Reaching Out to Those Whose Experience He Knows Well

In Uzbekistan, Former TB Patient Finds Purpose in Reaching Out to Those Whose Experience He Knows Well

Outreach worker Shavkat Tursunbayev encourages an elderly client to get tested for TB
Like many people in Uzbekistan, and around the world, Shavkat Tursunbayev has battled Tuberculosis (TB), a highly infectious but curable disease. After an initial infection ten years ago, he was reinfected while serving a prison sentence. Overcrowding and a lack of awareness of […]

Strengthening Uzbekistan’s Laboratory Services - the Cornerstone of Early Tuberculosis Detection

Strengthening Uzbekistan’s Laboratory Services – the Cornerstone of Early Tuberculosis Detection

Lola Sheralieva (far right) mentors colleagues at GeneXpert® lab training.
For anyone facing a possible tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis, quick and accurate test results provided by laboratory professional is crucial for early treatment and eventual recovery. Lola Sheralieva, a lab specialist at a TB clinic in Uzbekistan’s Bukhara region, is one such lab expert whose professional skills […]

At a historic UN High-Level meeting on Tuberculosis, civil society asks world leaders to put people at the centre of the fight against TB and step up funding for Research & Development

At a historic UN High-Level meeting on Tuberculosis, civil society asks world leaders to put people at the centre of the fight against TB and step up funding for Research & Development

PRESS RELEASE
New York, 26 September 2018. The challenge of Tuberculosis (TB) is faced worldwide, including across all of Europe and Central Asia. 1.6 million people died of the disease in 2017, and Heads of State are meeting today to discuss the matter at the UN General Assembly. TB kills more people each year than HIV […]

Best Media Coverage of Tuberculosis Recognized at an Event on the Role of Media in Raising Public Awareness around the Disease

Best Media Coverage of Tuberculosis Recognized at an Event on the Role of Media in Raising Public Awareness around the Disease

At a roundtable discussion on the role of media in raising public awareness around tuberculosis (TB), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) gave awards for “Best Media Coverage of Tuberculosis” in Uzbekistan. Awards were given for coverage in print, Internet, TV and radio categories in addition to a special award for the best material […]

USAID and the Tajikistan Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population Recognize Journalists for the Best Media Materials on TB

USAID and the Tajikistan Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population Recognize Journalists for the Best Media Materials on TB

Dushanbe, Tajikistan September 13, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Republic of Tajikistan Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MOH), and the National Center for Healthy Lifestyles recognized six journalists today at an awards ceremony in Dushanbe for the best media materials on tuberculosis (TB).
Even though TB […]

TBEC at UN High Level Meeting on TB

TBEC at UN High Level Meeting on TB

On 26th of September, at least 40 Heads of State will gather in New York at the United Nations General Assembly first-ever High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis. It is the most significant political meeting ever held on TB. The meeting will result in a Political Declaration on TB endorsed by Heads of State that will […]

TBEC Board appoints Yuliya Chorna as new TBEC Director

TBEC Board appoints Yuliya Chorna as new TBEC Director

Since its inception in 2009, the TB Europe Coalition has aspired to unite civil society working on TB across the region to become more powerful advocates at regional, national and local level. Supporting meaningful involvement of civil society in health policies and people-centered services in the WHO European region has been the core of our […]

Global Fund grant to Ukraine finds treatment success for multidrug-resistant TB with two-pronged approach

Global Fund grant to Ukraine finds treatment success for multidrug-resistant TB with two-pronged approach

Author: Ivan Varentsov
Combining social and medical support achieves better treatment outcomes
According to the WHO, Ukraine remains a country with a high TB burden, and in 2014 it became one of the five countries with the highest burdens of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in the world. The TB epidemic in Ukraine is marked by the spread […]

Helping a National TB Programme work with civil society: A workshop focused on one Oblast in Ukraine

Helping a National TB Programme work with civil society: A workshop focused on one Oblast in Ukraine

On July 5-6 2018, TB Europe Coalition in partnership with Ukrainian Center for Public Health and civil society counterparts – Labour and Health Social Initiatives and Alliance for Public Health ran a workshop aimed at helping NTP and social welfare leadership in one Oblast to better understand the nature of civil society organisations, what […]

Come Back Home Healthy: Photo Exhibition on TB and Migration Open in Bishkek and across Kyrgyzstan

Come Back Home Healthy: Photo Exhibition on TB and Migration Open in Bishkek and across Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic, August 10, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the global health and humanitarian non-governmental organization Project HOPE, the Kyrgyz Republic Migration and Border Services, Ministry of Health, National Tuberculosis (TB) Center, and the Initiative Group for establishment of a civil NGO platform on cross-border TB control in […]

Initiative 5% of Expertise France launches call on operational research focused entirely on TB

Initiative 5% of Expertise France launches call on operational research focused entirely on TB

For the first time the Initiative 5% of Expertise France has launched a call on operational research focused entirely on TB. This presents opportunities for OR on prevention and care of TB and MDR-TB in all the 47 eligible countries. Amongst others, projects could look at scalable strategies for testing and treating active and latent […]