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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 […]

Opportunities for collaboration between EU Health Programme projects

Opportunities for collaboration between EU Health Programme projects

The biennial conference on optimal testing and earlier care for HIV and viral hepatitis in Europe took place from 31st of January to 2nd of February in Malta during the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU. On the first day of the event, Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (hereafter, CHAFEA) […]

Expanding partnerships of civil society organizations, health care system and government authorities

Expanding partnerships of civil society organizations, health care system and government authorities

Speech by Paul Sommerfeld
Problem description
The Kyrgyz Republic (KR) is one of the countries with the highest tuberculosis (TB) rate in the WHO European Region. There is a growth in the number of detected cases of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) among the reported cases. According to latest WHO data on the prevalence of DR-TB, its rate constitutes […]

State social contracting to support patients on ambulatory TB care in Kazakhstan

State social contracting to support patients on ambulatory TB care in Kazakhstan

Problem description:
The main cause of death among people living with HIV (PLHIV) and persons who use drugs (PWUD) is late presentation for diagnosis and treatment of diseases associated with HIV infection.
According to the Department of the Municipal State-Owned Public Enterprise “Karaganda Regional Centre for Prevention and Control of AIDS”, Karaganda Region Health Authority, in the […]

Introducing Patient-oriented Approach in Treatment of TB in Ukraine

Introducing Patient-oriented Approach in Treatment of TB in Ukraine

From the 19th to 21st of December 2016, within the framework of the project ‘Creating a Favorable Sociopolitical Situation for Transfer to the Outpatient TB Treatment Model in Ukraine’, plans and developments were discussed with respect to fighting TB epidemic in the context of implementing the patient-oriented treatment model in the Kherson region.
During their working […]

TB Europe Coalition welcomes the United Nations’ announcement that it will convene first ever High Level Meeting on tuberculosis in 2018

TB Europe Coalition welcomes the United Nations’ announcement that it will convene first ever High Level Meeting on tuberculosis in 2018

TB advocates in the European region and worldwide are celebrating the announcement that the UN General Assembly will hold a historic high-level meeting on TB.
The monumental announcement late last year, sets out plans for the 5th such meeting on health issues in history. TB is the world’s leading infectious killer with 2015 seeing TB accountable […]

New Resource on Parliamentary Engagement!

New Resource on Parliamentary Engagement!

The first regional conference for TB-REP civil society advocacy partners was organized in Kiev, in September 2016 by Alliance for Public Health on behalf of TB Europe Coalition1. A session on how to engage with parliamentarians conducted by Baroness Suttie, member of the UK House of Lords, was a great success. Following the meeting many […]

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