We are pleased to present the Policy Brief “COVID-19 – the new reality of Ending Tuberculosis” prepared by the TB Europe Coalition for the second anniversary of the signing of the Political Declaration of the UN High-level Meeting on TB.

We hope this policy paper will be useful to decision-makers and help them to learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the TB situation in the EECA region as well as define the priority steps that can be taken to improve the situation. Also, civil society can use the document as an advocacy tool while working with representatives of the legislative or executive authorities in countries. First of all, this concerns the issues of achieving the targets and fulfilling the commitments of the Political Declaration on Tuberculosis, the need to revise the countries target indicators taking into account the impact of the pandemic and the importance of maintaining funding for TB control, as well as strengthening control over the effective use of resources.

The Policy Brief was developed within the framework of the “Challenge Facility for Civil Society” grant implemented by TBEC in the countries of the EECA region, funded by Stop TB Partnership.

To download the document, please follow the link

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