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Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis on the Rise in Eastern Europe

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis on the Rise in Eastern Europe

9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017) Paris, France. Copyright: Marcus Rose/IAS SUPL01, Opening Session. Photo shows:
Coverage from the International AIDS Society (IAS) 2017 Conference
By Ingrid Hein (as published in Medscape)
July 31, 2017
An epidemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is mounting in Eastern Europe, and without intervention on multiple fronts there is little hope the […]

Report Launch: Tuberculosis – the Cornerstone of the AMR Threat

Report Launch: Tuberculosis – the Cornerstone of the AMR Threat

The latest TBEC policy paper Tuberculosis – the Cornerstone of the AMR Threat provides a brief overview of what anti-microbial resistance is. Furthermore, the paper looks in more detail at drug-resistant TB, and discusses why countries need to invest more in research and development of new drugs to tackle it.
We hope you will enjoy reading […]

Call for applications for regional workshop

Call for applications for regional workshop

Applications are now being accepted for participation in the European regional workshop on advocacy, communication and UN HLM engagement. The workshop will be organized on December 11-13, 2017, in Minks, Belarus, by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), TBpeople and the Stop TB Partnership.
Workshop objectives:

Build the capacity of TB community […]

TBEC member launching its first-ever social enterprise to fight TB issues in the country!

TBEC member launching its first-ever social enterprise to fight TB issues in the country!

When you are facing a challenging situation, with time, work and patience you are almost guaranteed to find solution. It was exactly the case of TBEC member in Tajikistan. The “STOP TB Partnership Tajikistan” has been looking for alternative income sources to support their network of patient support groups around the country. International funding was […]

Parliament Platform to Fight Tuberculosis Established at Ukrainian Parliament

Parliament Platform to Fight Tuberculosis Established at Ukrainian Parliament

On October 3, 2017 in Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, an interfactional platform of Parliamentarians was established to consolidate efforts to fight longstanding epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) in Ukraine. Members of Parliament representing different factions and committees willing to contribute to end the disease in our country joined the Parliament Platform to Fight Tuberculosis.
“Regretfully, the problem […]

“Nothing about us without us” - engaging people with experience of TB in the response

“Nothing about us without us” – engaging people with experience of TB in the response

It has long been said that here is no political will to end TB. While that has historically been true, 2018 is the year we challenge that.
In a twelve-month period, we will have seen a Global Ministerial Conference on TB, G20 prioritisation of the importance of research and development into TB and a UN High […]

Georgian Solution for a Post-Soviet TB Program: Can Integration into Primary Health Care Improve TB Care?

Georgian Solution for a Post-Soviet TB Program: Can Integration into Primary Health Care Improve TB Care?

Photo credit: Sophio GokhelashviliFormer Soviet countries in the Eastern European and Central Asian (EECA) region are fighting the prevailing perception that their outdated hospital-based tuberculosis (TB) programs are failing to provide patient-centered care. Since 2005, Georgia has emerged as the regional leader in decentralizing TB services and implementing country-wide directly-observed treatment (DOTS) coverage in line […]

Hearing each other. Effective solutions – result of dialogue between government bodies and patients in Ukraine.

Hearing each other. Effective solutions – result of dialogue between government bodies and patients in Ukraine.

A wide range of public authorities should to be involved in the elimination of the main causes of tuberculosis, i.e. the status of primary care and disease prevention in Ukraine. This was included in the resolution of the roundtable “Hearing each other. Effective solutions as a result of dialogue between government bodies and patients in […]

Uzbekistan Ministry of Health, In-Service Training Center for Journalists and USAID Discuss the Role of Media in Raising Public Awareness of Tuberculosis

Uzbekistan Ministry of Health, In-Service Training Center for Journalists and USAID Discuss the Role of Media in Raising Public Awareness of Tuberculosis

Tashkent, Uzbekistan, – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Phthisiology and Pulmonology (TB Center), and the In-Service Training Center for Journalists of Uzbekistan, held a roundtable meeting on the role of media […]

Ukraine’s TB problem is ticking time bomb for Europe

Ukraine’s TB problem is ticking time bomb for Europe

A HIV-infected man wearing T-shirt with signing “Status positive” stands as he holds flowers at the Red Ribbon Memorial in Kiev on May 15, 2017, during the ceremony marking the International Memorial Day of People Who Died from AIDS. Photo credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images
Controlling the airborne disease takes on additional urgency this year as the […]

One third of the audience raised the level of TB awareness and tolerance to people affected by TB after the performance of the Forum Theater

One third of the audience raised the level of TB awareness and tolerance to people affected by TB after the performance of the Forum Theater

One of the tasks of the TB-REP project is raising the awareness of different groups of people about tuberculosis (TB), in particular about the possibilities of ambulatory TB care, and reducing stigma towards people with tuberculosis, especially those who are treated outside hospital facilities. The Republican Public Association “Defeat Tuberculosis Together” – civil society partner […]

TBEC webinar on media engagement in English and Russian on  Thursday, 28th of September 2017 at 15.00-16.30 hrs BST

TBEC webinar on media engagement in English and Russian on Thursday, 28th of September 2017 at 15.00-16.30 hrs BST

Would you like to know more about how to successfully engage with press on TB issues? Have you ever wondered how to write an effective press release?
Grace Virtue, PhD and ACTION‘s Senior Advisor in Communications will provide step by step very practical advice on how to write an effective and noticeable press release.
You will learn […]

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