This year, TBEC traditionally takes an active part in the 52nd Union World Conference on Lung Health, which will be held from October 19 to 22 in an online format.

We would like to invite you to the sessions of the TB Europe Coalition organized within the Community Connect (3 sessions) and Community Connect on-demand (1 session) conference section. Access to these conference sections is free just make registration via the link https://theunion.org/community-connect-2021

We are waiting for you at our sessions to discuss the most important issues of civil society participation in end TB:

TBEC session #1 (Community Connect) Fulfilling Commitments of the Political Declaration from UNGA HLM on TB: MAF-TB from theory to practice in the EECA region.

Date and time: Wednesday 20th October at 14:00-14:45 CET.

This session will be available for a live Q&A.

Chair of the session is: Mr. Paul Sommerfeld, Chair of TBEC Board.

The speakers of the session are:

·  Ms. Sayohat Hasanova,  Technical Officer, Joint Tuberculosis, HIV and Viral Hepatitis Program, Division of Health Emergencies and Communicable Diseases, WHO Regional Office for Europe, with the presentation “Enhancing accountability in achieving UNHLM TB targets and the development of the WHO Multi-Sectoral Accountability Framework for TB (MAF-TB)”

·  Ms. Yuliia Kalancha, TBEC Executive Director, with the presentation “The Role of CSOs in ensuring the effective and transparent implementation of MAF-TB in EECA”

·  Ms. Mariia Chuprynska, TBEC Programme Manager, with the presentation “Lessons learnt from the implementation of MAF-TB Annex 2 in 5 piloting countries”

TBEC session #2 (Community Connect) Meaningful engagement of civil society and TB affected communities and the value of their role in the TB response in the time of COVID-19 pandemic in the EECA Region”.

Date and time: Wednesday 20th October at 15:00-15:45 CET.

This session will be available for a live Q&A.

Chair of the session is: Mr. Paul Sommerfeld, Chair of TBEC Board.

The speakers of the session are:

  • Yuliia Kalancha, TBEC Executive Director, with the presentation “The Role of Civil Society and TB Affected Communities in the Provision of TB Services and the Process of Strategy and Policy”
  • Ms. Olya Klymenko, Director of TBPeople Ukraine and TBEC Board Member, with the presentation “The Importance of Civil Society in TB in Governance, Coordination, and Monitoring”
  • Ms. Parvana Valiyeva, Executive Director of “Saglamliga Khidmat” Public Union (SK PU) and TBEC Board Member, with the presentation “Meaningful Engagement of CSOs and TB Affected Communities in TB Response During the Pandemic in Azerbaijan”

 

TBEC session #3 (Community Connect) CSO intervention to support TB care of prisoners and ex-prisoners during COVID-19

Date and time: Friday 22th October at 15:00-15:45 CET.

This session will be available for a live Q&A.

Chair of the session is: Mr.Asgar Ismayilov, Stop TB Partnership.

The speakers of the session are:

  • Ms. Parvana Valiyeva, Executive Director of “Saglamliga Khidmat” Public Union (SK PU) and TBEC Board Member, with the presentation “Psycho-social support to ex-prisoner TB patients in the light of the people-centered model of TB care in Azerbaijan”
  • Ms. Sevinj Huseynova,  Ministry of Justice of the Republic of the Azerbaijan, with the presentation “TB management and adherence to treatment among TB patients in the penitentiary system of Azerbaijan”
  • Ms. Svetlana Doltu, Public Health Coordinator AFI of Republic of Moldova, with the presentation “Psychosocial support for prisoners with TB and linkage to healthcare after prison release during the COVID pandemic – The experience of the Republic of Moldova”

TBEC session #4 (Community Connect on demand) Informed consent, human rights, and patient-centered care for Tuberculosis

Date and time: This session will be available on-demand for the duration of the conference

Chair of the session is: Ms. Yuliia Kalancha, TBEC Executive Director.

The speakers for the session are:

  • Jonathan Stillo, Professor at Wayne State University and TBEC Board Member, with the presentation “The Right to Science: a Rights-Based Approach to TB Research and Care”
  • Daniel Kashnitsky, Program Manager at REG and TBEC Board Member, with the presentation “Human Rights and Migrant Health”
  • Oxana Rucsineanu, Director of SMIT and TBEC Board Member, with the presentation “Advocating for a Human Rights-Based Approach to TB Treatment and Care in Moldova. What Are the Main Obstacles and Solutions?”

Besides, if you are registered as a participant of the main conference (access via the link https://52ndworldconference-theunion.web.indrina.com/sign-in), we invite you to join the session “OA-12 Adverse Events During Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis – Oral abstract sessions track” (20th October, 10:00 СЕТ), which will be moderated by Yuliia Kalancha, TBEC Executive Director.

Join us!

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