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In Tajikistan, Nurses Fill the Gap in Tuberculosis Care

In Tajikistan, Nurses Fill the Gap in Tuberculosis Care

All over the world, nurses are on the front lines of patient care and support, often filling critical gaps in care in remote, rural areas where doctors are in short supply.  Tajikistan is no exception. Gulmira Abduqodirova, a nurse in the Lyakhsh district in northeast Tajikistan has spent more than 20 years traveling regularly to the most remote corners of her district to make sure residents receive the care they need. “Working hand-in-hand with community health committees brings TB care closer to residents, helps us find and refer people with potential TB symptoms for testing, and supports patients so they complete their TB treatment. Thanks to these joint efforts, TB mortality in our district has dropped to zero.” – Gulmira Abduqodirova The Lyakhsh district’s half dozen villages span some of the most treacherous terrain in Tajikistan. In 2015, when a major avalanche blocked all roads for three weeks, Abduqodirova became the only healthcare provider in her village for patients with tuberculosis (TB), who require daily medication and support.  Committed to providing every patient with the best medical care, this sprightly grandmother of nine frequently traveled on foot for days to neighboring communities to see patients and counsel their families. Recognizing Abduqodirova’s More…

TBEC requests proposals for provision of consultancy services to conduct coaching/needs assessment visit to Republic of Kyrgyzstan and to Republic of Armenia within TB-REP 2.0 project

TBEC requests proposals for provision of consultancy services to conduct coaching/needs assessment visit to Republic of Kyrgyzstan and to Republic of Armenia within TB-REP 2.0 project

TB Europe Coalition invites International Organizations providing consultancy services to indicate their interest to conduct coaching/needs assessment visit to Republic of Kyrgyzstan and to Republic of Armenia in the framework of the implementation of the current tasks of the Global Fund Multi-Country Program “Advancing People-Centered Quality TB Care –From the New Model of Care Towards Improving DR-TB Early Detection and Treatment Outcomes” (TB-REP 2.0).  Detailed information is provided in the Requests of the Expression of Interest and Terms of References. The Organization may apply for the provision of services in one country or in both of them. If Organization applies for two countries – two separate sets of documents expressing the interest should be submitted. The deadline for this has passed. 3_REI_CQ_Coaching_Visits_Armenia 3_REI_CQ_Coaching_Visits_Kyrgyzstan 3_ToR_CQ_Coaching_Visits_Armenia 3_ToR_CQ_Coaching_Visits_Kyrgyzstan       This webpage is the product of an activity that has received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). The content of this webpage represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and the Agency do not More…

A new project on the prevention and treatment of TB among children and adolescents in Atyrau

A new project on the prevention and treatment of TB among children and adolescents in Atyrau

During the round table organized on April 26, in the city of Atyrau, a new project “Introduction of highly effective measures on prevention and treatment of tuberculosis among children and adolescents of Atyrau” was presented. The goal of the project is to improve the organization of TB prevention measures among adolescents and children. The project is being implemented by the international organization Project HOPE Kazakhstan within the framework of the Social Investment Program Tengizchevroil LLP and in collaboration with the National Scientific Center for Phthisiopneumology of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The event was attended by representatives of the National Scientific Center for Phthisiopneumology, Project HOPE Kazakhstan, Tengizchevroil LLP, akimat (regional executive body) of Atyrau region, employees of the health care and education system. During the meeting, the situation with tuberculosis among children and adolescents in Kazakhstan and in the Atyrau region was presented. In particular, it was noted that the incidence of tuberculosis among children (0-14 years old) and adolescents (15-17 years old) is much higher in the city of Atyrau than the national average: among adolescents and children, the incidence of tuberculosis in 2017 is 1.5 times higher than the national average. Presenting the More…

CfP: Consultants to develop a framework for the roadmap on cooperation between National TB programs, health providers and civil society in the EECA region (TB-REP2.0)

CfP: Consultants to develop a framework for the roadmap on cooperation between National TB programs, health providers and civil society in the EECA region (TB-REP2.0)

TBEC announce a call for individual consultants to develop framework for the roadmap on cooperation between National TB programs, health providers and civil society in the EECA region within TB-REP2.0 project TB Europe Coalition invites individual consultants to indicate their interest to develop framework for the roadmap on cooperation between National TB programs, health providers and civil society in the EECA region in the framework of the implementation of the current tasks of the Global Fund Multi-Country Program “Advancing People-Centered Quality TB Care – From the New Model of Care Towards Improving DR-TB Early Detection and Treatment Outcomes” (TB-REP 2.0). The consultant would be expected to: Develop the framework roadmap to be applied in specific countries of the EECA region. The framework roadmap should be informed by the epidemiological, political situation of the East Europe and Central Asia region and be in line with existing recommendations for the region such as of WHO and Stop TB Partnership. Develop the template of the MoU or joint statement between NTPs and civil society. More detailed information is provided in the Request for Expression of Interest and Terms of Reference. Deadlines for this have now closed. This webpage is the product of an activity that More…

Сall for applications to participate in the regional meeting on capacity building of CS to advocate for safe DR-TB treatment in the EECA region

Сall for applications to participate in the regional meeting on capacity building of CS to advocate for safe DR-TB treatment in the EECA region

TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in the regional meeting on capacity building of civil society to advocate for safe and affordable drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) treatment in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This will take place from 18th-20th June 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine. We particularly welcome applications from representatives of patient groups, organizations working with vulnerable groups of people living with TB or TB/HIV, as and representatives of civil society organizations which advocate for access to TB/HIV treatment. Meeting Objectives: Increase understanding of the principles of the new WHO guidelines on DR-TB for achieving quality people-centered and rights-based TB care; Map barriers to the launch of the new WHO DR-TB guidelines in different countries and define the role of civil society in overcoming these barriers; Define ways for civil society actions to build demand among people undergoing TB treatment for the use of the new and safe medicines; Increase understanding of the role of informed consent in relation to treatment options as a human-rights based tool and to support civil society to improve practices of informed consent in their home countries and manage ethical considerations. Increase understanding of tools for More…

CfP: Consultancy to facilitate national dialogue (TB.REP2.0)

CfP: Consultancy to facilitate national dialogue (TB.REP2.0)

TBEC calls for proposals regarding the provision of consultancy services to facilitate national dialogues within the TB.REP2.0 project TB Europe Coalition invites international organizations providing consultancy services to indicate their interest in facilitating national dialogue(s) between civil society, National TB Programmes and health services to provide people-centered TB care in two selected EECA countries (Armenia and Belarus) in the framework of the implementation of the current tasks of the Global Fund Multi-Country Program “Advancing People-Centered Quality TB Care – From the New Model of Care Towards Improving DR-TB Early Detection and Treatment Outcomes” (TB-REP 2.0). Detailed information can be found in the Request for Expression of Interest and Terms of Reference. The deadline for submission of proposals is May 1st, 2019, 18:00 Kiev time. Please submit all proposals by e-mail to Anna Medvedenko medvedenko@tbcoalition.eu.   This webpage is the product of an activity that has received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020). The content of this webpage represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. The More…

Tuberculosis, AMR and UHC at this year’s G20

Tuberculosis, AMR and UHC at this year’s G20

G20 countries, along with all UN Member States, have committed through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to achieve Universal Health Coverage, to end preventable deaths of children under the age of five, to end tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AID, malaria epidemics, and all forms of malnutrition by 2030. At current rates of progress, NONE of these goals will be met. G20 countries are in a unique position, and have a responsibility, to spur the changes needed to get the world back on track to reach the SDG targets, being both a coalition of the world’s largest economies and home to a large share of the global burden of disease, for example about half of the world’s TB cases. The SDG target to end the epidemic by 2030 will not be met for at least another 100 years. The change in pace required to meet the SDG targets will in part depend on political will, and under Japanese presidency 2019 is the year for G20 countries to step up. In September 2018, all UN member states made commitments to get on track to end the TB epidemic by 2030 by signing the political declaration of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB (HLM). The More…

An active start of the year for Azerbaijan TB Coalition

An active start of the year for Azerbaijan TB Coalition

The year 2019 has started rather actively for Azerbaijan TB Coalition, ranging from active ad hoc advocacy following a visit to children TB sanatorium to preparation for a parliamentary hearing on TB situation in the country to enhancing regional cooperation via meeting with another TBEC member – Turkish Anti-TB Association in Istanbul. In early January, Azerbaijan TB Coalition visited TB Sanatorium for children in Baku, only to find kids living in appalling conditions, with extremely poor sanitation and no indoor heating in the midst of winter. Following a conversation with the Head of the Sanatorium, the Coalition sprang into immediate action to, first of all, provide some warm clothing and a warm meal for each child and at least one heating system for each room; secondly, to raise the issue with relevant government bodies, which resulted in a Presidential decree to allocate additional finance for the completion of the construct of a new building for the children TB Sanatorium only couple weeks after the visit. As soon as the construction is completed all the children will be transferred to the new sanatorium. In addition to supporting the children TB Sanatorium in Baku, the Azerbaijan TB Coalition actively prepared for the parliamentary More…

A new national TB Caucus in Denmark is ready for work!

A new national TB Caucus in Denmark is ready for work!

Denmark, Wednesday 27th February On 27Th February Peder Hvelplund and Flemming Møller Mortenson, two Danish members of the Global TB Caucus, hosted a parliamentary hearing on TB in the Danish Parliament. The hearing brought together a number of stakeholders in the TB response including parliamentarians, civil society, and academics, to discuss the future parliamentary response to TB in Denmark. The meeting was a great success, not only uniting a number of different stakeholders but also resulting in the launch of a Danish TB Caucus, which will help to galvanise parliamentary engagement on the issue of TB throughout the Scandinavian countries. Mr Peder Hvelplund opened the meeting with a call to action to his fellow parliamentarians, asking to join himself and Mr Mortenson in engaging the Danish government on the issue of TB. Mr Hvelplund pointed out that according to the current projections of TB progress rate, the target to end TB will be missed by 150 years, and an estimate of 27 million people will die of TB during the SDG period. “In 2030, we will ask ourselves, how has the world got to this point?… I do not want the answer to be, because parliaments didn’t pay any attention” More…

Deaf or Dead? It is time to stop the torture of people who suffer from TB

Deaf or Dead? It is time to stop the torture of people who suffer from TB

PRESS RELEASE On World Tuberculosis Day 2019, the TB Europe Coalition calls on countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region[1] to stop the common use of injectable drugs with debilitating side effects on people who suffer from a form of Tuberculosis that is resistant to antibiotics (drug-resistant Tuberculosis or DR-TB). Countries should immediately provide newer, safer treatments as recommended by the WHO. We welcome those countries that have already launched the National Tuberculosis Program transition plan to new M/XDR-TB treatment recommendations, but still the large majority of people living with DR-TB have no access to new lifesaving treatment, such as bedaquiline and delamanid, and have currently no other choice than to go through older, more toxic, less effective treatment options. This is due to the fact of high costs of the new TB drugs and, in some countries, due to the lack of legal basis to use new DR-TB treatment. The older treatment regimens can take up to two years and consist of more than 14,000 pills combined with daily injections that cause severe side effects, such as deafness. This gives only a 50% chance of survival, which in fact means that every second person is sentenced to More…

Shifting undercurrents in the EU health policy – BREXIT is not the only danger!

Shifting undercurrents in the EU health policy – BREXIT is not the only danger!

The beginning of the year has been eventful in Brussels, and it was not just never-ending BREXIT saga that has stirred the passions of health advocates and civil society organisations in the EU capital. With the elections of European Parliament slowly approaching and the negotiations on the next EU long-term budget 2021-2027 in the process, numerous policy documents, ideas and initiatives, with potential to seriously affect TB policy at the EU and national levels, have been circulating around. TB Europe Coalition, whose Board member, Marine Ejuryan is also a co-chair of the EU Civil Society Forum on HIV/AIDS, TB and viral hepatitis, has been actively involved in various advocacy initiatives amongst different civil society networks. One of the key advocacy opportunities at the moment is an on-going discussion about the future of the EU Health Programme, the Health Strand within the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+), from 2021 – 2027. Last year, EU CSF on HIV/AIDS, TB and viral hepatitis actively engaged with Members of European Parliament to amend the initial Commission’s proposal to cut future health funding by 8% compared to the 2014-2020 period. All the advocacy efforts were fruitful, and the European Parliament not only suggested to increase More…

APPLY NOW: Call for a communications consultant for TBEC

APPLY NOW: Call for a communications consultant for TBEC

TB Europe Coalition is currently looking for a communications consultant to develop a comprehensive communication strategy aimed at 1) increasing external visibility of TBEC network via revamped TBEC website and targeted media outreach plan and 2) enhancing engagement and information exchange amongst TBEC members. The consultant should have a good track record in the development of a communications strategy, specifically for charities and NGOs. The consultant will develop a comprehensive TBEC communication strategy 2019-2021 with the aim of raising TBEC visibility at the regional and international level and increase engagement and exchanges amongst TBEC members. The communication strategy should include the following sections: I. Analysis of the currently used communication tools by TBEC Secretariat; II. Suggested cornerstones for TBEC communication; III. The external media approach aiming for increased TBEC media presence at regional and international levels; IV. The membership engagement approach; For more detail, please see Terms of Reference here. If you are interested, please send us your CV, cover letter and salary expectations by COB 25th of March 2019 to anete.cook@results.org.uk Due to limited capacity, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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