Close it

Would you like to become a TBEC member? Please fill out the form below.

By becoming a TBEC member, you agree to endorse the values and the principles of the TB Europe Coalition, and agree with its membership rights and responsibilities.

Membership is free of charge.

TBEC membership rights

TBEC membership responsibilities











Posts tagged "TB Europe Coalition"
Closer collaboration between TBEC and networks of key populations affected by HIV

Closer collaboration between TBEC and networks of key populations affected by HIV

The regional meeting “Strengthening coordination and advocacy of regional unions and networks of key populations in order to achieve the “90-90-90” target in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” was organized by the Eastern Europe & Central Asia Union of people living with HIV (PLWH) in Yerevan at the end of May 2015. The meeting participants represented various regional networks and vulnerable groups: PLWH, people who use drugs, sex workers, MSM, youth and women living with HIV. In the view of the rapidly changing situation the meeting participants decided to create an advocacy and coordination road map for the next two years. The UNAIDS and UNFPA offered their support to this planning process. The 90-90-90 UNAIDS target aims are: •By 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status; •By 2020, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy; •By 2020, 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression; It was generally agreed that 90-90-90 is a good overarching goal for the regional networks, present at the meeting. However some of the meeting participants were in doubt regarding the feasibility of achieving the 90-90-90 target, because of an increase More…

The TB Europe Coalition meets TB actors in Georgia

The TB Europe Coalition meets TB actors in Georgia

 Between 3 and 7 November 2014, a delegation of the Tuberculosis Europe Coalition* (TBEC) visited Tbilisi, Georgia. TBEC representatives held discussions with key stakeholders and organised a two-day workshop to support ongoing efforts of civil society organisations working in the field of TB, which recently formed a national TB Coalition. TBEC’s visit and the creation of a national TB coalition was extremely timely considering the number of ongoing activities and opportunities for TB care and control in the country. Among these, the drafting and presentation of a National TB Strategy and the Global Fund’s concept note for TB and HIV, which are due in 2015, will have a prominent role. While working on these key documents, TB actors in Georgia will have to thoroughly reflect on the long-term sustainability of their TB programme and prepare for the major changes expected in the coming years. In fact, as in many other countries in Eastern European and Central Asian, Georgia is facing a reduction of international donors’ support to health, which risks to greatly affect the TB programme unless proper transition to domestic financing is put in place. Major concerns come from the phasing out of Global Fund, the main donor in the More…

LAUNCH OF THE 2014 GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS REPORT: Is Tuberculosis becoming the world’s deadliest communicable disease?

LAUNCH OF THE 2014 GLOBAL TUBERCULOSIS REPORT: Is Tuberculosis becoming the world’s deadliest communicable disease?

RUSSIAN VERSION BELOW   Brussels, 22 October 2014 – The Tuberculosis Europe Coalition is deeply concerned by the increase in TB cases and deaths disclosed today by the 2014 Global TB Report and calls on the European Union to increase its political and financial commitment to fight this disease in Europe and worldwide. The new report by the World Health Organisation reveals that 9 million people developed TB and 1.5 million people died from the disease in 2013. This number represents an extremely concerning increase compared to the 2012 estimated 1.3 million deaths and suggests that TB may outstrip HIV in the sad race to becoming the world’s deadliest communicable disease. The death toll from TB continues to be unacceptably high, especially considering that TB is curable. 2015 is just around the corner but we are still far from reaching the Millennium Development Goals targets for TB, especially in Africa and Europe. Most worryingly, multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), a man-made disease which is extremely difficult to treat and a testimony of our failure to invest in sustainable health systems, is also on the rise. Almost half a million people developed MDR-TB in 2013 and the European Region continues to bear More…

WHO develops an Action Framework for TB elimination in low-incidence countries

WHO develops an Action Framework for TB elimination in low-incidence countries

On 4 and 5 July 2014, Rome hosted a global consultation on the elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in low-incidence countries. The event, organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Health, aimed at adapting the recently adopted global strategy and targets for TB prevention, care and control after 2015 to the specific context and challenges of low-incidence countries. More than 30 low-incidence countries were represented at the meeting, together with experts from WHO, ERS, the European Centre for Diseases Control, the Global Fund, the International Organisation for Migration, various research institutes, industry and civil society, including the TB Europe Coalition. Low-incidence countries are those ones with less than 10 TB cases per 100.000 population, including the majority of EU’s countries, the US, Canada, Australia, Cuba and various countries in the Middle East. The TB epidemiology in these countries is characterised by low rate of transmission in general population, occasional outbreaks, high-degree of concentration among vulnerable groups, especially migrants, and majority of cases are the result of latent TB infections become active. During the two-day event, participants had the chance to input on a draft Action Framework that targets More…

Civil Society: an important voice at Wolfheze Conference

Civil Society: an important voice at Wolfheze Conference

In our post yesterday we noted that, in comparison to previous years, this year’s Wolfheze Conference had a far greater number of civil society organisations participating. It was on this basis, and as a result of civil society organisations really be central in the fight against TB, that the TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) were asked to co-host and coordinate a session dedicated to the ‘Role of Civil Society in TB Control’. This session proved highly engaging with a wide-range of presentations from civil society organisations across the WHO European Region. Paul Sommerfeld, TB Alert, discussed not only the importance of CSOs but also obstacles that many face in carrying out their work. Carrying on with yesterdays theme, he spoke about the significance of TB partnerships and networks, such as TBEC, EHRN and the newly formed RICC-TB, and how valuable these can be in ensuring we speak in a collective and powerful voice.   Along with the introductory speech by Paul Sommerfeld, there were a range of other speakers from across the region. These included: Masha Tvaradze, Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (Lithuania); Darko Iliev, Medical and Ecological Research Centre of (Macedonia); Zahedul Islam, International HIV/AIDS Alliance (Ukraine); Denis Denisenko,Rinat Akhmetov Foundation More…

wink.pink