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Country Visits
Belarus: Key country in the fight against Multi-Drug Resistant TB

Belarus: Key country in the fight against Multi-Drug Resistant TB

In mid May, Daniel Kashnitsky and I joined with Tsira Chakaia and a Tajikistan member of parliament (MP), Jamshed Murtazaqulov, in a joint TBEC and Global TB Caucus (GTBC) visit to Belarus. Our intentions were to explore possible initiatives in Belarus under TB REP2 and also whether there is interest in creating a local MP […]

TBEC's first-ever workshop in the Balkan region

TBEC’s first-ever workshop in the Balkan region

Although TBEC covers all 53 WHO Europe region countries, it is no secret that the majority of the TBEC’s advocacy and capacity building activities are focused on 18 high priority countries in the region, specifically, the Baltic states, Romania, Bulgaria and Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. So much so that it was not particularly […]

The TB Europe Coalition delegation visited Latvia

The TB Europe Coalition delegation visited Latvia

On 15th – 18th September 2015, three members of the TB Europe Coalition visited Latvia in order to conduct a TB Advocacy workshop, reach to civil society actors in the one of the TB high-priority countries in the EU, and strengthen their voice in a fight against tuberculosis (TB) in the country.
The workshop was organised […]

TB Europe Coalition meets and trains TB civil society and communities in Tajikistan

TB Europe Coalition meets and trains TB civil society and communities in Tajikistan

From 15 to 19 April 2015, members of the TBEC Steering Committee visited Tajikistan in order to meet with key stakeholders working on Tuberculosis (TB) and build the advocacy capacity of civil society and communities. This was the first TBEC visit in Central Asia and was facilitated by the recently created STOP TB Partnership Tajikistan […]

The TB Europe Coalition meets TB actors in Georgia

The TB Europe Coalition meets TB actors in Georgia

 Between 3 and 7 November 2014, a delegation of the Tuberculosis Europe Coalition* (TBEC) visited Tbilisi, Georgia. TBEC representatives held discussions with key stakeholders and organised a two-day workshop to support ongoing efforts of civil society organisations working in the field of TB, which recently formed a national TB Coalition.
TBEC’s visit and the creation of […]

TBEC meets and carries out advocacy workshop with key TB stakeholders in Armenia

TBEC meets and carries out advocacy workshop with key TB stakeholders in Armenia

From 6th-11th June, TBEC members Paul Sommerfeld, TB Alert UK, Bruce Warwick, RESULTS UK , and Zahedul Islam, International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine, met with TB advocates and other stakeholders in Armenia. Our visit was facilitated by Positive People Armenian Network, an NGO working to provide care and support for people living with HIV.
The main aims of […]

Former Global Fund Chief Warns about a TB crisis in EECA

Former Global Fund Chief Warns about a TB crisis in EECA

The West cannot ignore a growing TB crisis in EECA, says Michel D. Kazatchkine, the former Global Fund Executive Director, and now a UN Secretary General‘s Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, in his recent Huffington Post blog
Recalling his recent trip to Uzbekistan, where he was on a mission devoted to […]

TBEC participates in the WHO National TB Programme Review for Armenia

TBEC participates in the WHO National TB Programme Review for Armenia

Oxana Rucsineanu
Recently, Oxana Rucsineanu, a member of the TB Europe Coalition Steering Committee, was invited to take part in the WHO Review of the National TB Programme for TB Control in Armenia. Oxana’s invite follows calls from civil society organisations towards the WHO to include a civil society or key affected voice in these NTP […]

TB in Romania: For Patients Waiting for XDR-TB Treatment in Romania, Someday Never Comes

TB in Romania: For Patients Waiting for XDR-TB Treatment in Romania, Someday Never Comes

In March 2014, Jonathan Stillo, a member of TB Europe Coalition’s Steering Committee, participated in the joint World Health Organization (WHO) and European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) National Tuberculosis (TB) Program Review in Romania on a team of eleven international and fifteen national experts. This blog does not necessarily reflect the positions of WHO […]

The TB Europe Coalition supports sustainability of TB and HIV programmes in Macedonia

The TB Europe Coalition supports sustainability of TB and HIV programmes in Macedonia

On 2-5 June 2014, the TB Europe Coalition visited Skopje, Macedonia, to assist local stakeholders in the preparation of a sustainability plan of national TB and HIV programmes. During the mission, the TB Europe Coalition met with several actors and facilitated a workshop on financial sustainability in order to facilitate successful transition from Global Fund […]

TB Europe Coalition meets with Ukrainian civil society

TB Europe Coalition meets with Ukrainian civil society

Following the end of the TB Europe Network meeting in Kyiv, members of the TB Europe Coalition seized the opportunity of being in Ukraine to meet with local TB civil society organisations (CSOs) and relevant stakeholders in the country. This was the second visit of the TB Europe Coalition to Ukraine, following the first one […]

It couldn’t happen to me? Living with MDR-TB in Romania

It couldn’t happen to me? Living with MDR-TB in Romania

Today we’re posting a second blog from Tom Maguire’s, part of the Campaigns Team at RESULTS UK, visit to Romania. During his time, Tom met with a young woman called Cristina to discuss her experience of living with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). This guest blog from Cristina shows the huge impact MDR-TB can have on […]

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