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Posts tagged "WHO"
Regional meeting on Civil Society Capacity Building for DR-TB

Regional meeting on Civil Society Capacity Building for DR-TB

When new, effective medicines providing safe treatment for widespread debilitating diseases, it is vitally important to ensure that everyone who needs such medicines has access to them.
Existing TB treatments are incredibly gruelling for the patient, but medical innovations (shorter or safer treatments, new medicines, or more exact methods of diagnosis) can genuinely relieve a patient’s […]

Azerbaijan Brings Quality Tuberculosis Care to Prisons

Azerbaijan Brings Quality Tuberculosis Care to Prisons

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in many prisons and infection rates are often more than 10 times higher than in the general population. Frequently overcrowded and poorly ventilated, many prisons also lack early detection and sound treatment programmes to combat the disease.
However, in Azerbaijan—a country […]

TB Europe Coalition involved in developing new TB Action Plan for Europe 2016-2020

TB Europe Coalition involved in developing new TB Action Plan for Europe 2016-2020

On 3rd October 2014, the TB Europe Coalition was invited by WHO Europe to represent civil society working on tuberculosis across the European region at the first meeting of the Advisory Committee for the development of the “Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region, 2016-2020”.
 
“The Consolidated Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Multidrug and […]

TBEC chairs 2nd meeting of RCC-TB

TBEC chairs 2nd meeting of RCC-TB

 
On 11 November, Fanny Voitzwinkler, Coordinator of the TB Europe Coalition chaired the second meeting of the Regional Collaborative Committee on TB organised by WHO Europe in Copenhagen.
 
RCC-TB is a unique regional mechanism that was set up in November 2012 and aims to gather all TB stakeholders of the region (donors, international organisations, national authorities, […]

TBEC participates in 2013 WHO Review of Tajikistan TB Programme

TBEC participates in 2013 WHO Review of Tajikistan TB Programme

In July 2013, Fanny Voitzwinkler of Global Health Advocates, was part of the World Health Organization team as TBEC representative and Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilisation (ACSM) expert, which reviewed the Tajikistan National TB Programme (NTP). As part of the review, TBEC met with half a dozen NGOs, international partners such as Project HOPE, USAID, […]

Learning from national TB partnerships

Learning from national TB partnerships

Last week, the Stop TB Partnership published “Partnering and public health practice – Experience of national TB partnerships” which presents the activities and approaches taken by national TB partnerships across the six WHO regions.
By publishing activities and innovative approaches taken and by highlighting best practices and effective examples from existing partnerships the Stop TB Partnership […]

World TB Day 2013: Faces of Tuberculosis

World TB Day 2013: Faces of Tuberculosis

To commemorate World Tuberculosis Day 2013 the World Health Organisation and the European Working Group on Innovation, Access to Medicines and Poverty Related Diseases hosted a photo exhibition, Faces of Tuberculosis, and a drinks reception with key-note speakers.
The event was highly engaging with informative speeches from Dr Roberto Bertollini,Dr Masoud Dara, Dr Marieke van der Werf, Dr Paolo Guglielmetti. Speakers discussed a […]

World Health Organisation and Global Fund stress need for increased funding to prevent spread of TB

World Health Organisation and Global Fund stress need for increased funding to prevent spread of TB

On the occasion of World TB Day, 24th March 2013, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria have called for US$1.6 billion a year in international financing to prevent the spread of tuberculosis. 

Here is their joint press release: 
18 MARCH 2013 | GENEVA – WHO and the Global Fund to […]

TBEC Participates in the 2013 WHO Review of Moldova Program

TBEC Participates in the 2013 WHO Review of Moldova Program

Photo: Jonathan Stillo. Chişinau, Moldova. Some of the civil society representatives taking part in the NGO roundtable: Left to right: Victor Volovei, executive director, UCIMP, Andrei Mosneaga, program director, PAS Center, Oxana Rucsineanu, chair, NGO 'Smit', Victoria Petrica, program coordinator, UCIMP, Rita Seicas, program coordinator, PAS Center.
Last month, Jonathan Stillo, a medical anthropologist and active […]

World TB Day at the European Parliament - 'Faces of TB' exhibition

World TB Day at the European Parliament – ‘Faces of TB’ exhibition

Tuberculosis targets in the post-MDG era

Tuberculosis targets in the post-MDG era

With the  deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) approaching there has been increasing discussion on what the next ten-year objective for TB should be. In the current framework, while global TB figures are on course to meet MDG 6 of halving prevalence of TB by 2015, in Eastern Europe and Africa TB incidences are not decreasing and […]

Belarus: the world's highest documented levels of MDR-TB

Belarus: the world’s highest documented levels of MDR-TB

In 2010, a survey conducted in Minsk, Belarus found that nearly one out of every two (47.8 percent) TB patients had multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). These were the highest MDR-TB levels ever recorded. In response, the Belarusian Ministry of Health conducted a nationwide survey to better understand drug resistance across the country, as well as the […]

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