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Only Together Can We Defeat Tuberculosis!

Only Together Can We Defeat Tuberculosis!

On October 24-25, Almaty hosted a workshop “Engagement of Civil Society in the Implementation of the National TB Control Program in Kazakhstan” to develop plans for expanding cooperation with non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The event was organized by Project HOPE within the framework of the “Addressing Cross-border TB Control among Migrants” project. This project is implemented with […]

Azerbaijan Civil Society Organizations Establishing Good Relationship with Members of Parliament in TB Response

Azerbaijan Civil Society Organizations Establishing Good Relationship with Members of Parliament in TB Response

On 25 October 2017, a fruitful meeting took place between Civil Society Organization members and Mrs Sadagat Valiyeva, a Member of Azerbaijan Parliament (MP) who is one of the members of the Global Caucus. The meeting was aimed to strengthen collaboration between Member of Parliaments and non-governmental organizations in response TB.
It was a follow up […]

TB-REP Monitoring Visit in Georgia

TB-REP Monitoring Visit in Georgia

On September 20-22, 2017 TB-REP monitoring visit was held in Georgia with the participation of the representatives of TB Europe Coalition and Alliance for Public Health. From the side of civil society the partner of regional TB-REP project is the “Georgia Family Medicine Association”. During the meetings with the project grantee were underlined the role […]

Grass-root Community Advocacy in Romania

Grass-root Community Advocacy in Romania

A personal note by Cristina Enache,
Advocacy Officer, the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation
Over 300 municipalities, one fifth of Romania
In October 2015, the Romanian Angel Appeal Foundation started one of its longest lasting advocacy activities from the past years: local meetings with municipalities all over Romania.
The objective: to persuade them to acknowledge their responsibility and take more […]

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 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 Ukraine”, […]

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