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USAID and the Tajikistan Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population Hold National Workshop on Patient-Centered Approaches in Tuberculosis Care

USAID and the Tajikistan Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population Hold National Workshop on Patient-Centered Approaches in Tuberculosis Care

Dushanbe, Tajikistan February 22-23, 2018 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Republic of Tajikistan’s Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population held a National Workshop on “Patient-Centered Approaches in Tuberculosis (TB) Care in Tajikistan.” The two-day workshop provided a forum for nearly 100 leading national and international TB […]

How Digital Health is helping to end TB

How Digital Health is helping to end TB

It is still early days, but we are already able to celebrate several wonderful successes achieved by KNCV’s Digital Health team once again confirming the essential role of digital health within global TB control.
Keeping track
This week saw the announcement of a prototype case management platform which has been developed for patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis and […]

Project HOPE Makes a Difference in the Lives of Little Patients with TB in Tajikistan

Project HOPE Makes a Difference in the Lives of Little Patients with TB in Tajikistan

If you meet Nigora Karimova* today, you may find it hard to believe that this adorable 8-year-old with beautiful eyes and a cute ponytail is a tuberculosis (TB) patient. Little Nigora has been hospitalized at Tajikistan’s National Center of Lung Diseases, Tuberculosis and Thoracic Surgery in Machiton near the country’s capital since the summer 2017 […]

Shorter treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Tajikistan

Shorter treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Tajikistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) works with local partners to bring a new, shorter treatment regimen for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), recommended by the World Health Organization, to MDR-TB patients in Tajikistan.
During a small ceremony, USAID Tajikistan Country Office Director Kate Crawford and National TB Program Director Asliddin Rajabov (TBC) yesterday congratulated the […]

Public Hearing in Azerbaijan Parliament: Global calls and commitments - TB fight in Azerbaijan Republic

Public Hearing in Azerbaijan Parliament: Global calls and commitments – TB fight in Azerbaijan Republic

Public Hearings were held on the 30th of January 2018 in Azerbaijan Parliament titled “Global calls and commitments – TB fight in Azerbaijan Republic”. The event was attended by Members of Parliament (MPs) governmental, national and international organizations, TB Azerbaijan Coalition members (TBAZC) and mass media. The following topics were covered: social support to TB […]

TBEC Romanian members engage actively at the Union World Conference on Lung Health

TBEC Romanian members engage actively at the Union World Conference on Lung Health

In 2017, three TBEC members from Romania had a chance to attend the Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico: Cristina Enache, Advocacy officer from Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation and Catalina Constantin and Stefan Radut from the Association for Supporting MDR-TB Patients (ASPTMR). During the conference, Catalina had an opportunity to present a […]

Flying back from Mexico to Ukraine: new challenges and new opportunities

Flying back from Mexico to Ukraine: new challenges and new opportunities

On December 6, 2017 the Global Fund (hereafter, GF) Board informed National Council on TB/HIV/AIDS (NCC) about approved funding decision for Ukraine, which means three more years 2018-2020 of donor support to address HIV and TB in the country.
The current proposal foresees 48 646 090 USD for TB, which is by far more solid investment […]

WHO leadership meets with TB civil society to strengthen engagement in accelerating the End TB response

WHO leadership meets with TB civil society to strengthen engagement in accelerating the End TB response

17 January 2018 | Geneva: Civil society representatives met with WHO leadership in Geneva, on 15-16 January 2018, with the aim of strengthening collaboration to end TB. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr Tereza Kasaeva, Director of the WHO Global TB Programme, opened the meeting, and Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General, Dr Ren […]

Global Health and Humanitarian Organization Project Hope Donates Toys and Opens a Playroom for Children at Machiton National TB Hospital

Global Health and Humanitarian Organization Project Hope Donates Toys and Opens a Playroom for Children at Machiton National TB Hospital

Dushanbe, Tajikistan, January 12, 2018 – Project HOPE, a global health and humanitarian assistance organization, officially opened a playroom for children receiving TB treatment.at the Machiton National Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital The playroom, which is equipped with toys and games for children of all ages was provided through a gift made by Project HOPE supporters through […]

TBEC co-chairs newly enlarged EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis

TBEC co-chairs newly enlarged EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis

On 19-20 December, TBEC via one of its member organisation Global Health Advocates, co-chaired the newly enlarged EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis. Hosted by the European Commission, the Forum was focusing solely on HIV/AIDS until 2017. Global Health Advocates, as a representative of TBEC, was elected as co-chair of the Forum […]

For TBEC 2018 has started well and we want to keep up the momentum throughout the entire year.

For TBEC 2018 has started well and we want to keep up the momentum throughout the entire year.

In the second half of the year we will witness the first ever UN High level meeting on TB. We have high hopes and desire to make this event count and we know that it will demand a lot of background work at national, regional and international level. We are acutely aware that without you […]

Patient organizations are actively involved into fight against tuberculosis at the national level

Patient organizations are actively involved into fight against tuberculosis at the national level

The Georgia Family Medicine Association (GFMA) for more than 10 years works in strengthening quality of country primary care services and since 2016 acts as a civil society partner within the TB-REP project. Establishment of close partnership with the TB patients’ community is one of organization’s priorities. Involvement of the community into the process of […]