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Patients Groups Rally in Ukraine as Government Fails to Conduct Essential Drug Purchase Tenders

Patients Groups Rally in Ukraine as Government Fails to Conduct Essential Drug Purchase Tenders

Dmytro Sherembey, first from the left
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian patients were left without drugs for treatment, when government did not manage to conduct tenders for 80% of drug purchases under the state health programmes, the joint press-release from prominent patients organisations in Ukraine informs.
On September 24, 2014, patients groups and families have gathered in […]

TBEC talks advocacy at Wolfheze Conference

TBEC talks advocacy at Wolfheze Conference

This week, many members of the TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) are attending the 16th Wolfheze Workshops in The Hague, the Netherlands. The workshops, jointly hosted by the World Health Organisation (WHO), KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), aim is to strengthen tuberculosis (TB) control in the WHO European Region.
What […]

New global coalition of TB activists is launched

New global coalition of TB activists is launched

A new network, the Global Coalition of TB activists (GCTA), that aims to put communities affected by tuberculosis (TB) at the centre of decision making in the fight against TB was launched yesterday, as the Stop TB Partnership explain here.
The global coalition emerged after talks in Geneva, hosted by the Stop TB Partnership in February, […]

Wolfheze Workshops 2013

Wolfheze Workshops 2013

From 29th – 31st May, The Hague will place host to the 16th Wolfheze Workshops 2013. These workshops aim to strengthen tuberculosis (TB) control in the World Health Organisation (WHO) European Region, with an emphasis on sharing experiences and discussing progress and plans for development of Region specific guidance based on a consensus-building approach.
The workshops […]

Tackling TB in Ukraine's Prisons

Tackling TB in Ukraine’s Prisons

Medicins Sans Frontiers have recently published an article highlighting the plight of many prisoners in Eastern Europe as a result of the escalation of TB in countries, and in particular within prisons.
MSF identifies Ukraine as a country where “prisons are a hotbed for the disease, with prevalence rates more than ten times higher than in […]

European Commission adopts new strategy to support civil society

European Commission adopts new strategy to support civil society

Yesterday we posted a blog highlighting the importance of civil society organisations in the fight against tuberculosis. In light of this we wholeheartedly welcome news that the European Commission (EC) is to adopt a new strategy to support civil society in partner countries.
A new Communication produced by the EC, ‘The roots of democracy and sustainable […]

Tackling TB in Moldova: Speranta Terrei and the importance of civil society organisations

Tackling TB in Moldova: Speranta Terrei and the importance of civil society organisations

The Republic of Moldova has a considerable TB problem. In 2011, out of a population of 3 million, 4,208 people were diagnosed with TB. Compare this to the 3,528 people diagnosed with TB in Germany, out of a population of 82 million, and the alarming rate of TB in Moldova really hits home. Moreover, Moldovan […]

TBEC meets with TB stakeholders in Moldova

TBEC meets with TB stakeholders in Moldova

From 12 until 16 August 2012, Paul Sommerfeld from TB Alert UK, Fanny Voitzwinkler from Global Health Advocates France and Cristina Enache from Romanian Angel Appeal met with TB advocates in Chisinau and Balti, Moldova. Our visit was facilitated by PAS: the Centre for Health Policies and Studies (NGO Principal Recipient of the Global Fund […]

Apply for funding to do TB advocacy!

Apply for funding to do TB advocacy!

Last week, the Stop TB Partnership launched its latest round of its Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS). The CFCS is a small grant mechanism for grassroots level community work on TB. Grants will be given in amounts between US$ 5,000 and US$ 20,000 to civil society organisations to do advocacy activities in countries with […]

TB Europe Coalition meets with TB stakeholders in Bulgaria

TB Europe Coalition meets with TB stakeholders in Bulgaria

Last week, members of the TB Europe Coalition travelled to Sofia to meet with the Bulgarian National TB Programme and civil society organisations working on TB to learn more about TB activities and advocacy in Bulgaria.
The first day in country, coalition members met with representatives from the National Patients’ Organisation, a non-disease specific umbrella organisation […]

Call for applications for members to serve on “The Green Light Committee for WHO European region (GLC Europe)”in 2011-2013

The Stop Tuberculosis (TB) Partnership and the World Health Organization
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Call for applications for members to serve on “The Green Light Committee for WHO European region (GLC Europe)”in 2011-2013.

In response to the need for scaling up the programmatic management of drug resistant tuberculosis in the WHO European Region, the […]

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