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GOOD NEWS from KAZAKHSTAN:  Tuberculosis on decrease in the last 10 years

GOOD NEWS from KAZAKHSTAN: Tuberculosis on decrease in the last 10 years

According to the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the country made a good progress in the tuberculosis incidence and mortality.
Over the last 10 years the incidence of TB in Kazakhstan decreased by 2.2 times and the mortality rate decreased by 5 times. In 2015, the incidence decreased by 11.9% […]

Is sustainable domestic financing of TB response a reality in EECA region?

Is sustainable domestic financing of TB response a reality in EECA region?

This article, originally, posted on Aidspan was written by Sveta McGill, Health Advocacy Officer, at RESULTS UK. 
In 2014 the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria started implementing its new funding model (NFM). The NFM aims to re-allocate its resources away from middle-income countries towards those with the highest burdens of disease and the least […]

REPORT LAUNCH: Falling Short:  A Civil Society Perspective of the Response to Multi & Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in the European Region

REPORT LAUNCH: Falling Short: A Civil Society Perspective of the Response to Multi & Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in the European Region

Falling Short: A Civil Society Perspective of the Response to Multi & Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in the European Region
Progress in involving civil society in national TB programmes across the European region is falling short. As 2015 is quickly approaching, the report finds that only one of the eight indicators related to the community […]

A new study highlights potential for social media to support MDR-TB patients

A new study highlights potential for social media to support MDR-TB patients

A study – “I can also serve as an inspiration” – a role for social media in supporting patients undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB)” – was published this week in PLOS ONE by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
It highlights the potential for social media to support patients undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant […]

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 […]

TB in Romania: mapping the needs

TB in Romania: mapping the needs

Credit: Tom Maguire/ RESULTS UK
The Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation and the Association for MDR-TB Patients Support conducted in February – March a survey among Romanian TB and MDR-TB patients, their families and specialists working in the field, in order to pinpoint the patients’ social, psychological and medical needs. The survey report was published in June […]

Practical tips to ensure the Global Fund delivers the impact communities need - Russian and English

Practical tips to ensure the Global Fund delivers the impact communities need – Russian and English

The Global Fund is encouraging all civil society organisations enusre that they are fully involved in the country dialogue and development of the concept note to ensure that their views are listened to and costed in any application submitted to the Global Fund. You can read more about this below both in English and Russian.
In […]

An Activist's Guide to Tuberculosis Drugs

An Activist’s Guide to Tuberculosis Drugs

Treatment Action Group (TAG), an independent HIV/AIDS and TB research and policy think tank, have released an incredibly useful guide to TB drugs. You can access the guide here in order to find out about TB drugs, what they are used for, their side effects, whether they are in use and what the prospects are […]

Only 1 in 3 MDR TB patients in Europe successfully complete treatment

Only 1 in 3 MDR TB patients in Europe successfully complete treatment

ECDC data showing confirmed TB cases in Europe
To mark World TB Day on 24 March 2014, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe have released their  joint TB surveillance and monitoring report for Europe 2014.
While the report does make clear that, overall, the EU/EEA […]

TB rates in some of Europe's biggest cities continue to increase

TB rates in some of Europe’s biggest cities continue to increase

A recent study published in Eurosurveillance has found that TB in western Europe is concentrated in big cities. Moreover, the research also found that while the number of TB cases continues to reduce in some countries in Europe the rate of TB within some the region’s largest cities continues to increase.  This is a marked […]

TB: Voices in the fight against the European epidemic

TB: Voices in the fight against the European epidemic

The TB Europe Coalition recently released an updated version of our report ‘Tuberculosis: Voices in the fight against the European epidemic‘. Here we tell the story of Iulian. Since we first published Iulian’s story in our report, Iulian developed XDR-TB and passed away in spring of 2012, leaving behind a wife and two children. Iulian […]

Azerbaijan achieves some of the best cure rates for drug-resistant TB in prisons

Azerbaijan achieves some of the best cure rates for drug-resistant TB in prisons

A new film produced for the International Committee of the Red Cross shows how Azerbaijan has managed to achieve some of the best cure rates for multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) in prisons in the former Soviet Union and one of the best worldwide.
The European region hosts some of the worst rates of MDR-TB in the […]