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TBEC Capacity Building Workshop

From 16 to 18 September this year, TB Europe Coalition will host a three-day capacity building workshop on TB advocacy and service delivery in London (Vauxhall). The workshop aims to showcase the best practice in TB advocacy and service delivery in the UK, strengthen the organisational capacity of participants via various capacity building activities and enhance peer-to-peer learning and collaboration across the European region. The workshop will gather 9 participants from across the various civil society organisations, working on TB in the wider European region (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Ukraine). The three-day workshop will focus on: TB advocacy in the UK – engagement with the UK government, members of parliament and international organisations; TB service delivery in the UK – programme governance structures, new TB Strategy, site visits to Find&Treat van and Olollo House; Capacity building – UK best practice in grassroots engagement, health promotion and campaigning; Following the workshop, all participants will use what they have learned for the benefit of their country-based projects. At the moment, the submitted proposals range from developing a research paper to carrying out a broader advocacy campaign to organising a regional civil society network. TBEC members will be able to follow the development of the projects via regular updates on More…

Thursday, 5th July, London: Join us to get the voices of people affected by TB heard!

Thursday, 5th July, London: Join us to get the voices of people affected by TB heard!

This is a call to action to reverse the tide of new infections. No one should die from TB in the 21st Century. As our partners in the fight against tuberculosis we need YOU to use your voice to help TBAG members communicate vital messages to delegates at the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Europe Region Conference in London this week.  Whilst delegates take their lunch in the exhibition hall, we want to make sure that people who have been personally affected by TB and TB advocates are a visible and audible presence in the public courtyard. All you need to bring is your energy, motivation and support! When: Thursday 5th July 2012 Arrive between 11.30am/12pm to add your own personal advocacy message to a placard before activity takes place between 12.30-1.30pm. Where: Queens Lawn, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, SW7 2AZ Click here for map of the venue / Click here for a map of the surrounding area The venue is an easy walk from South Kensington tube station, simply turn left down Exhibition Road and take the left turn down Imperial College Road (vehicles entrance) to access the courtyard. Theme: “The ball is in our More…

TBEC Symposium on CSOs and Advocacy at the Union Regional Conference, 05/07

TBEC Symposium on CSOs and Advocacy at the Union Regional Conference, 05/07

The TB Europe Coalition would like to invite you all to a Symposium we are organising during the Union Regional Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases in London on 5 July from 2-5pm See Programme: CSO Symposium IUATLD Regional Conf Prog July 2012 The Symposium will be followed by the bi-annual TBEC meeting from 5pm until 7pm. If you are interested in being involved in TB advocacy in the European region, you are welcome to join us.   For more information, please email: fvoitzwinkler@ghadvocates.org

The rapid resurgence of TB in London

Tuberculosis is commonly perceived as an eradicated disease by many in the West. However, TB rates have slowly been increasing over the last couple of decades and are now making a significant and aggressive comeback. A new wave of TB is spreading across London. Could this turn into a health crisis and should people be concerned? According to an interesting article published by The Australian, the answer to both these questions may be yes. TB presents a particluar threat to certain groups in society. For healthy adults with a strong immune system, the risk of developing active TB remains relatively low. Known as a disease closely associated with poverty and exclusion, those most susceptable to TB are the homeless and prisoners. It is reported that at least one case is found every other week among these high risk London populations, leaving the affected with severe health impairments. Alistair Story, the nurse in charge of Britain’s single mobile TB detection unit, is quoted by The Australian as saying that this combination of multiple risk factors forms “an unholy alliance between compromised immunity, shared airspace and un- detected cases, and a lifestyle that masks the presentation of the disease.” To further complicate the matter, More…

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