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Posts tagged "WHO Europe"

Wolfheze Conference

The Wolfheze Conference takes place every other year, working to strengthen TB prevention and care in the WHO European Region and contribute to the elimination of TB. It is jointly organised by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. it will focus […]

TBEC attends the first meeting since the WHO Europe Regional Collaborating Committee enlarged its mandate to cover HIV and viral hepatitis

TBEC attends the first meeting since the WHO Europe Regional Collaborating Committee enlarged its mandate to cover HIV and viral hepatitis

On 11th of April, several TBEC Board and Secretariat members attended the 7th meeting of the Regional Collaborating Committee (RCC-THV), with recently enlarged its mandate to cover not only the Accelerated Response to Tuberculosis, but also to HIV and viral hepatitis.
TBEC joined a group of international and regional civil society networks such as STOP TB […]

Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis (TAG-TB) Europe Meeting

The Technical Advisory Group for Tuberculosis for the WHO European Region is holding its annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. During this meeting, it will review progress made in implementing European TAG-TB and WHO advisory group  recommendations, as well as the status of the tuberculosis action plan for the WHO European Region 2016–2020. It will also advise […]

Kyrgyzstan is implementing transition planning for TB and HIV

Kyrgyzstan is implementing transition planning for TB and HIV

A working group has brought together representatives from The Global Fund, government, civil society and communities to work on the transition.
The Ministry of Health of Kyrgyzstan has formed a multi-disciplinary working group of specialists to plan, coordinate, and implement transition planning for TB and HIV. The group is already staffed by management, procurement, public health, […]

Kyrgyzstan Conducts "Gender and Legal Assessment in TB"

Kyrgyzstan Conducts “Gender and Legal Assessment in TB”

Kyrgyzstan is conducting “Gender and Legal Assessment in TB” with the support of Stop TB Partnership and the participation of international experts Nonna Turusbekova and Samanta Sokolowski. This kind of TB assessment is carried out for the first time.
On the 2nd of December 2015, a round-table was held in Bishkek on the topic “Gender-based and […]

Giving MDR-TB Patients a New Lease on Life

Giving MDR-TB Patients a New Lease on Life

Routine visit to Alisher’s house by the community Health worker (Firuza Dadozhodzhayeva) of “Anti AIDS” NGO
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) can be successfully treated today; however, the treatment course can take as long as two years and side effects can be severe if not appropriately addressed. The rate of MDR-TB treatment success is largely dependent on a […]

HIV/TB Patients in Eastern Europe at higher risk of death than in Western Europe

HIV/TB Patients in Eastern Europe at higher risk of death than in Western Europe

The Lancet HIV Journal published a recent research study conducted by Daria Podlekareva and her colleagues that shows an alarming situation for people living with HIV and diagnosed with tuberculosis in Eastern Europe. They have a risk of death nearly four-times higher than patients from Western Europe and Latin America.
 
As mentioned in the study the […]

International course on clinical management of M(X)DR-TB for WHO Europe Region countries

International course on clinical management of M(X)DR-TB for WHO Europe Region countries

The WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Management of MDR-TB in Latvia announced an opportunity for clinicians and responsible for clinical managemnet of DR-TB to join their course.
The main objective of the course is to update knowladge of the participants on the latest global development in M(X)DR-TB, as well as develop skills […]

TBEC participates in 63rd WHO Regional Committee for Europe

TBEC participates in 63rd WHO Regional Committee for Europe

On 16-19 September 2013, TBEC Steering Group member, Timur Abdullaev, attended the 63rd WHO Regional Committee for Europe in Turkey. Here he shares his thoughts on the event.
In spite of outrageously beautiful weather and breathtaking views from the windows of the hotel there were very few empty seats in the conference room when the session […]

Civil Society: an important voice at Wolfheze Conference

Civil Society: an important voice at Wolfheze Conference

In our post yesterday we noted that, in comparison to previous years, this year’s Wolfheze Conference had a far greater number of civil society organisations participating. It was on this basis, and as a result of civil society organisations really be central in the fight against TB, that the TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) were asked […]

European Parliament launches a Written Declaration on drug-resistant tuberculosis in the European region

European Parliament launches a Written Declaration on drug-resistant tuberculosis in the European region

A Written Declaration (WD) on the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis to the European region has been launched yesterday in the European Parliament. It contains recommendations calling on the European Commission and Council to financially and politically back the Global Fund 2013 replenishment and WHO Europe’s Roadmap on drug-resistant tuberculosis. It is backed by 14 MEPs […]

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’:
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