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The first region-wide meeting of TB activists kicked off today in Kyiv!

The first region-wide meeting of TB activists kicked off today in Kyiv!

At a time of great challenges for Ukraine, twenty-three tuberculosis (TB) activists, representing twelve countries from the Eastern European and Central Asian region, gathered in Kyiv to attend a training aimed at strengthening their capacity to participate in national and regional TB responses.
The four-day TB Regional Network meeting is organised by the AIDS Alliance Ukraine […]

New European Committee on DR-TB appoints TB Europe Coalition as Chair

New European Committee on DR-TB appoints TB Europe Coalition as Chair

On 4 December, the first meeting of the Regional Interagency Collaborative Committee on TB care and control (RICC-TB) took place in Copenhagen. The TB Europe Coalition had been pushing for the creation of this oversight mechanism for the past few years to make sure a stronger commitment be made in the fight against drug-resistant TB […]

European Parliament discusses rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe

European Parliament discusses rise of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe

The following post is brought to you by Steve Lewis, the Global Health Advocacy Manager at RESULTS UK, who last week attended a hearing in European Parliament on ‘Funding crisis at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and its impact on EU countries most affected by multi-drug resistant TB, in particular Romania’:
Last […]

Activist Marches and Civil Society Declarations: This Year's Union Conference

Activist Marches and Civil Society Declarations: This Year’s Union Conference

Credit) WHO/ Sam Nuttall
Civil society advocates made their presence strongly felt at this year’s Union Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While the TB community has been described as having a reputation of being ‘highly technical, precise, and subdued’ this was not the case in Kuala Lumpur.
At the opening ceremony of the Conference around 100 […]

Romania approves National Plan for MDR-TB Prevention and Management

Romania approves National Plan for MDR-TB Prevention and Management

Credit: Jonathan Stillo
European Commissioner on Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli, and WHO Europe Regional Director, Zsuzanna Jakab, were in Romania last week to participate in the announcement of Romania’s 2012-2015 National Plan for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) Prevention and Management. Also in attendance were representatives from the Romanian Ministry of Health, the American, Norwegian, […]

TB advocate travels to Brussels to urge the EU to address drug resistant TB

TB advocate travels to Brussels to urge the EU to address drug resistant TB

There is a certain absurdity about an American anthropologist traveling to Brusselsto the European Union to report on drug-resistant tuberculosis and brief decision-makers on the severity of TB inRomania. While some consider TB in Romania to be a national issue, TB is never a ‘national matter’. Fighting it requires the cooperation of national governments, international […]

Global Fund Event: Bridging the Funding Gap to End AIDS and TB

Global Fund Event: Bridging the Funding Gap to End AIDS and TB

An event discussing the impact of the Global Fund (GF) funding shortfall in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and the necessity for the European Union (EU) to step in and fill funding gaps in the region was held in the European Parliament last week.
The highly engaging event, hosted by MEP Charles Goerens and the […]

Bridging the Funding Gap - Register for event in European Parliament

Bridging the Funding Gap – Register for event in European Parliament

Next week, on Wednesday 19th September, the European Parliament is hosting an event, ‘Bridging the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s funding gap: The impact of the financing shortfall on Eastern European and Central Asian Countries’ TB and HIV programmes’.
The Global Fund is currently facing serious funding gaps due to donor countries failing to meet […]

TB advocates from across Europe meet to raise the issue of TB at the regional Union conference

TB advocates from across Europe meet to raise the issue of TB at the regional Union conference

Last week, TB advocates from across Europe and Central Asia, ranging from Belgium to Kazakhstan, gathered in London for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease conference to make their voices heard and to exchange experiences and best practices.
The conference was kick-started when TB Action Group (TBAG) members, advocates, colleagues and friends held a short […]

Thursday, 5th July, London: Join us to get the voices of people affected by TB heard!

Thursday, 5th July, London: Join us to get the voices of people affected by TB heard!

This is a call to action to reverse the tide of new infections. No one should die from TB in the 21st Century. As our partners in the fight against tuberculosis we need YOU to use your voice to help TBAG members communicate vital messages to delegates at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung […]

TBEC Symposium on CSOs and Advocacy at the Union Regional Conference, 05/07

TBEC Symposium on CSOs and Advocacy at the Union Regional Conference, 05/07

The TB Europe Coalition would like to invite you all to a Symposium we are organising during the Union Regional Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in London on 5 July from 2-5pm
See Programme: CSO Symposium IUATLD Regional Conf Prog July 2012

The Symposium will be followed by the bi-annual TBEC meeting from 5pm until 7pm. […]

World TB Day at EU level

During the week of 19-25 March 2012, activities were organised by the TB Europe Coalition and other actors in Brussels to raise awareness on Tuberculosis among EU policy makers but also this year among the general public.
 
Exchange of Views on Drug-Resistant TB at the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament
On 21st March, the TB Europe […]

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