On April 22, 2021, from 14:00 to 15:30 Kyiv time (please check your time zone) TBEC in partnership with the WHO Regional Office for Europe, invites civil society and TB-affected community form EECA countries to join in the capacity building online event: Exploring practical opportunities for civil society (CS) and TB-affected community through WHO National TB Program (NTP) reviews to improve collaboration and accountability.

Please register in advance for the online event:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIocOGhrz4sHtFkOWRTftN3YQadqBzYHP24

Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing link to join the event.

Highlights of the online event:

  • Comprehensive concept overview of the WHO NTP Review;
  • The importance of assessing the engagement of civil society, non-governmental, and community-based organizations in TB response as part of NTP Review;
  • The role and input of the CS and TB-affected community as a part of the NTP Review Team;
  • Collaboration strengthening and advocacy opportunities provided for CS and TB-affected community through WHO NTP reviews;
  • Practical recommendations and experience sharing from representatives of CSO and TB-affected community who was part of the NTP Review Team.

Program of the online event:

14.00–14.05 Welcoming
14.05–14.30 “The WHO review of national tuberculosis programmes” – Dr. Sayohat Hasanova, Technical Officer, Joint Tuberculosis, HIV and Viral Hepatitis Program, Division of Health Emergencies and Communicable Diseases, WHO Regional Office for Europe, WHO Regional Coordinator for the Global Fund
14.30–14.40 Questions and Answers
14.40–14.50 “Opportunities, challenges and benefits of the NTP review” – Jamilya Ismoilova, Regional SBC/Gender Advisor, USAID Eliminating TB in Central Asia project; Civil Society Task Force on TB (CSTF) Working Group hosted by the WHO Global Tuberculosis Program
14.50–15.00 “Practical approach in engaging CS and TB-affected community to the NTP review” – Oxana Rucsineanu, Moldova National Association of TB Patients “SMIT”; TBEC Board Member
15.00–15.10 “What NTP review means for countries and how civil society can use review results for advocacy to improve the implementation of the NTP” –
Dr. Jonathan Stillo, Assistant Professor of anthropology and public health at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; TBEC Board Co-Chair
15.10–15.30 Questions and Answers, Discussion and Conclusion

 

Languages: English and Russian (simultaneous translation).

If you have any questions related to the online event, please contact Yuliia Kalancha via e-mail: kalancha@tbcoalition.eu

The Webinar is organized in the framework of Community, Rights, and Gender grant “Long term capacity strengthening of Community Networks and Organizations of People Affected by TB” funded by the Global Fund.