The Community Engagement Strategic Initiative Partner Meeting, organized by The Global Fund and Apcaso, was held during 7-9 September 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand.
The TB Europe Coalition was represented by Executive Director Yuliia Kalancha and Programme Manager Lesia Tonkonoh.
During the 3-day event, the participants were discussing the advantages and disadvantages of implementing the Community Engagement Strategic Initiative as well as developing ideas for achieving more focused initiative outcomes.
Particular attention was given to developing a joint approach to supporting meaningful community engagement in NFM 4. On the first day of the event, colleagues from the TBEC took part in the session ‘CRG for TB: Engaging TB communities: from CRG assessment to advocacy’ during which the participants shared the emerging evidence, tools and approaches to addressing human rights barriers to TB services for different key populations at the country level and identified opportunities for improvement in NFM4.