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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 […]

Patient Group Activities included in the Strategic Plan for switching to out-patient treatment in Belarus

Patient Group Activities included in the Strategic Plan for switching to out-patient treatment in Belarus

In Belarus, activities of patient groups have been included in the strategic plan for switching to outpatient TB treatment under @TB-REP project.
Last month, a working meeting on determining the needs and main strategic activities of TB patient groups in Belarus took place at the office of the civil society partner of the project, RPA “Defeat […]

Central Asia addresses cross-border TB prevention and control among migrants

Central Asia addresses cross-border TB prevention and control among migrants

Representatives of the health and migration government agencies of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and the Republic of Kazakhstan gathered today in Dushanbe for a regional working group meeting on “Migration and Tuberculosis (TB): Cross-Border TB Control in Central Asia.” The goal of this regional-level quarterly forum is to review progress made in […]

World TB Day Symposium in London

World TB Day Symposium in London

On 24th of March, the University College London (UCL) together with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) organised the World TB Day Symposium, which took place at the Institute of Child Health in London. The Symposium gathered the key medical and research professionals from the UCL and LSHTM, with several guest speakers […]

People-centered care – the key to ending the epidemic of tuberculosis in Ukraine!

People-centered care – the key to ending the epidemic of tuberculosis in Ukraine!

On 24 March 2017, at the press conference to mark the World Tuberculosis Day, public health experts once more emphasized the need to change the outdated approach to treating patients with tuberculosis, which, as demonstrated by the best international practices, is the key obstacle in response to this dangerous disease.
Every year, over 30 thousand people […]

New tools are desperately needed in the fight against TB

New tools are desperately needed in the fight against TB

TB Europe Coalition Press Release – World TB Day 2017
 
New tools are desperately needed in the fight against TB
 
This World TB Day, TB Europe Coalition is calling for world leaders to step up and support research and development into desperately needed new tools to fight tuberculosis amidst devastating predictions of the future impact of […]

Open letter to Jamala to become a Goodwill Ambassador on Tuberculosis

Open letter to Jamala to become a Goodwill Ambassador on Tuberculosis

Dear Jamala,
Admiring your work and achievements, organizations and activists are calling you to join our efforts to fight tuberculosis across the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
We used to think that tuberculosis is a disease of the past, but this is not the case. Tuberculosis is the world’s leading infectious killer, responsible for more […]

When the old ways do not work

When the old ways do not work

By Yuliya Chorna
Every year, more than 30,000 people are diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) in Ukraine alone. Every hour, there are four new cases; every ninth patient dies. In fact, even more people are getting sick every year, but one fourth of the cases are not registered by the medical system. These are so called “missed […]

Kazakhstan Nongovernmental Organizations Improve Skills of Work with Labor Migrants

Kazakhstan Nongovernmental Organizations Improve Skills of Work with Labor Migrants

On 21-22 February 2017, a working meeting of representatives of nongovernmental organizations (NGO) took place in Shymkent (Republic of Kazakhstan) within the framework of the project “Addressing Cross-Border TB, M/XDR-TB and TB/HIV among Labor Migrants in the Republic of Kazakhstan” with a focus on increasing effectiveness and potential of outreach workers and analyzing project performance.
The […]

WHO Technical Advisory Group on TB meeting in Copenhagen

WHO Technical Advisory Group on TB meeting in Copenhagen

The 11th meeting of the WHO European Advisory Group on Tuberculosis Control (TAG-TB) took place on 13 and 14th February in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting was chaired by Professor Alberto Matteelli, and widely attended by WHO officers from countries, academia, civil society members and community representatives.
Throughout two days, TAG members discussed in detail the latest […]

National TB-REP project coordinator and partner-representative of civil society from Azerbaijan discussed prospects for cooperation

National TB-REP project coordinator and partner-representative of civil society from Azerbaijan discussed prospects for cooperation

On the 19th of January 2017, Baku hosted the meeting of the national TB-REP project coordinator, head of the Sanitary-epidemiological Department of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Viktor Gasimov, and the TB-REP project partner-representative of civil society, head of the public association “Saglamliga Khidmat”, Elchin Mukhtarli. The meeting was also attended […]

Future path of development of the TB Europe Coalition has been defined

Future path of development of the TB Europe Coalition has been defined

Cornerstone decisions about the future of the TB Europe Coalition (hereinafter – TBEC) were made last week in Kyiv.
On 9-10 February 2017, Alliance had an honor to host Steering Committee strategic meeting of the TB Europe Coalition. Its participants included members of the TBEC Steering Committee, among them – civil society organizations – implementing partners […]

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