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Cooperation of the civil society with the WHO Country Office is a key to success in implementing people-centered TB care

Cooperation of the civil society with the WHO Country Office is a key to success in implementing people-centered TB care

Along with the low level of public awareness in the area of tuberculosis, stigma and discrimination against people with TB in the society, low adherence and high percentage of drop outs from treatment, one of the most important issues in response to the epidemic of tuberculosis is insufficient or ineffective interaction of people and organizations […]

New Central Asian NGO Network for Cross-border Tuberculosis Control

New Central Asian NGO Network for Cross-border Tuberculosis Control

On June 6-7, Almaty, Kazakhstan, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Central Asia met in a regional workshop to create a network for tuberculosis (TB) control.
The event was organized by Project HOPE, the primary recipient of the GFATM grant, implementing a program addressing cross-border TB control among labor migrants in Kazakhstan. It provided a forum for NGOs […]

Ukrainian Officials’ Meeting with Representatives of International Organizations Active in Fighting TB

Ukrainian Officials’ Meeting with Representatives of International Organizations Active in Fighting TB

On the 31st of May 2017, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine hosted a meeting with the participation of international guests – Baroness Alison Suttie, Life Peer in the UK House of Lords, Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the STOP TB Partnership, Colleen Daniels, Human Rights, Gender and TB/HIV Advisor. Ukrainian stakeholders were represented by […]

USAID Supports the Republic of Uzbekistan Ministry of Health with Master Classes on TB Control for Uzbekistan’s Healthcare Providers

USAID Supports the Republic of Uzbekistan Ministry of Health with Master Classes on TB Control for Uzbekistan’s Healthcare Providers

Tashkent, May 10, 2017 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Republic of Uzbekistan Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Uzbekistan National Specialized Medical Science Center for Tuberculosis and Pulmonology (Center for Tuberculosis and Pulmonology), conducted a series of master classes today as part of the National TB Conference […]

Odesa Joins Zero TB Cities Initiative

Odesa Joins Zero TB Cities Initiative

On May 30th, 2017, in Odesa, Ukraine, the Mayor of Odesa Gennadiy Trukhanov signed the ‘Declaration of Interest to Alignment of Odesa city with the Zero TB Initiative’ with Stop TB Partnership. This makes Odesa the first city in Ukraine and entire region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia joining the initiative.
‘The Zero TB Initiative […]

Belarus Develops Strategic Vision for Activities of TB Patients Groups

Belarus Develops Strategic Vision for Activities of TB Patients Groups

Belarus has developed a strategic vision for the activities and focus areas of TB patients groups. To this end, on the 20th of May 2017, a working meeting was held in Minsk organized by the TB-REP partner representing the civil society, the Republican public association “Defeat Tuberculosis Together”.
Twelve participants to the event discussed the patients’ […]

USAID and Uzbekistan Ministry of Health Conduct a Seminar on Engagement of Civil Society in Tuberculosis Response

USAID and Uzbekistan Ministry of Health Conduct a Seminar on Engagement of Civil Society in Tuberculosis Response

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – On May 19, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) held a two-day seminar on the engagement of civil society in the tuberculosis (TB) response in accordance with ENGAGE TB, an approach developed and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The seminar was conducted with the participation of leading international […]

Community Partners for Health Dialogue Meeting

Community Partners for Health Dialogue Meeting

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and Stop TB Partnership hosted civil society involvement and update dialogue meeting within @TB-REP project.
TB-REP project is a regional initiative in 11 countries of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia aimed to decrease the burden of TB and drug-resistant TB through reforms of TB […]

USAID and Uzbekistan Ministry of Health Hold a National TB Conference with International Participation

USAID and Uzbekistan Ministry of Health Hold a National TB Conference with International Participation

Bukhara, May 12, 2017 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supports a National Conference with International Participation in Bukhara, bringing international experts to share best practices in patient-centered care of tuberculosis (TB). The patient-centered approach to TB care is one of the pillars of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “End TB” Strategy, which […]

Developing the Capacity of Social Support Personnel at the Community Level to Support TB Services in Georgia

Developing the Capacity of Social Support Personnel at the Community Level to Support TB Services in Georgia

In line with the End TB Strategy that emphasizes the need for special care and social protection of TB patients, the Georgia Family Medicine Association (GFMA) team started discussions with the Georgia Social Workers Association (GSWA) to assess the possibility of incorporating a TB related functions into the scope of work of social workers. The […]

USAID Gives Special Recognition Award for Best Media Coverage of TB at Prestigious Oltin Qalam International Journalism Competition in Uzbekistan

USAID Gives Special Recognition Award for Best Media Coverage of TB at Prestigious Oltin Qalam International Journalism Competition in Uzbekistan

Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Recognizing the importance of media engagement in combating the socially significant disease tuberculosis (TB), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) honored Iqboldjon Abdujabborov with a special recognition award at the prestigious international competition for the XII National Journalism Prize “Oltin Qalam” (The Gold Pencil). The award, recognizing the best media […]

Voices of TB patients heard in Tajikistan

Voices of TB patients heard in Tajikistan

The first ever poll of TB patients and their families was conducted in Tajikistan. The goal was to learn about their attitude to outpatient treatment and develop recommendations concerning implementation of the new model of TB care in the country.
The poll was initiated under regional project “TB in Easter Europe and Central Asia Project on […]

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