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TBEC guide on how to build partnerships and fundraise available now in English and Russian!

TBEC guide on how to build partnerships and fundraise available now in English and Russian!

Every year, the TBEC Secretariat sends out a membership survey to each and every member of the network to ask for feedback on the capacity building tools employed by TBEC. With this survey, the Secretariat seeks to understand if the tools, ranging from monthly newsletters to online webinars, to trainings and workshops in country, to […]

TBEC Director discusses next steps in TB advocacy post UN HLM on TB

TBEC Director discusses next steps in TB advocacy post UN HLM on TB

Following the UN High level meeting (UN HLM) on TB in September last year, TBEC Director, Mrs Yuliya Chorna discussed with the Health Europa Quarterly the SDG targets of ending TB by 2030, need for robust accountability mechanism, monitoring targets set in the UN HLM Political Declaration and what can be done to involve civil […]

Regional meeting on strategic priorities for operational and drug-related advocacy for quality people-centered TB care in the region of the EECA

Regional meeting on strategic priorities for operational and drug-related advocacy for quality people-centered TB care in the region of the EECA

By Anna Medvedenko
From 5th to 7th of December, the regional meeting on strategic advocacy priorities was held in Tbilisi. The priorities that were discussed at the meeting included service provision issues as well as access to medicines and diagnostics to ensure people-centered TB care in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The event was […]

Art Exhibition to Raise Awareness of Tuberculosis Opened in Tashkent

Art Exhibition to Raise Awareness of Tuberculosis Opened in Tashkent

An art exhibition on Tuberculosis through the Eyes of Young Artists opened December 11 at the Palace of Youth Creativity to raise awareness of tuberculosis (TB). Thirty-six young artists from the Kamoliddin Bekhzoda National Institute of Art and Design contributed 56 works of art to emphasize the importance of TB prevention, detection, and treatment, and […]

Cross-Border Tuberculosis Control in the Central Asian Region Discussed in Astana, Kazakhstan

Cross-Border Tuberculosis Control in the Central Asian Region Discussed in Astana, Kazakhstan

On December 5-6, 2018, the 4th High-Level Regional Meeting on “Migration and Tuberculosis (TB): Cross-Border TB Control and Care in the Central Asian Region” was held in Astana. Central Asia government officials, national TB program and migration authority representatives, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the STOP TB Partnership, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and […]

Parliamentarians and civil society can work together to have a lasting impact on the TB epidemic

Parliamentarians and civil society can work together to have a lasting impact on the TB epidemic

By Vadim Pistrinciuc, Moldovan MP 
In November, I visited Bucharest with the Global TB Caucus to support the efforts of the Romanian Angel Appeal and the Caucus to encourage sustainable parliamentary engagement on the issue of TB in Romania. Over the course of two days I participated in a training event for Romanian civil society by the […]

Vans VS HIV

Vans VS HIV

By Rachael Hore, RESULTS UK TB Policy Officer
“I’ve known him for years. He watched his father beat his mother to death at 9. After that, he searched the bins for food while his father got drunk. He started injecting drugs at 12. He felt that streets were kinder to him than his family, so that’s […]

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 […]

TBEC – live and kicking at the Union conference this year!

TBEC – live and kicking at the Union conference this year!

From 24th to 27th of October, around 4 000 delegates and nearly 100 journalists of the 49th World Conference on Lung Health descended on the city of Hague in the Netherlands. The annual conference is the world’s largest gathering of clinicians and public health workers, health programme managers, policymakers, researchers and advocates working to end the suffering caused […]

TBEC Capacity Building Manager - vacancy announcement!

TBEC Capacity Building Manager – vacancy announcement!

The Tuberculosis Europe Coalition (TBEC) is looking for an experienced full-time Capacity Building Manager to join its international team. The TBEC Capacity Building Manager will support the capacity building of tuberculosis (TB) affected communities and civil society to be meaningfully engaged in the TB response and transition to people-centered care in the WHO Europe region, with […]