civil society

Civil society groups issue appeal to medicines regulators and governments

Civil society groups appeal to medicines regulators and governments on the occasion of the 17th International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities.

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The Global Fund must not squander improvements to the TB response

Civil society statement following the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Liverpool

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Meet global HIV and TB commitments now: a call for action and global solidarity

On October 27 - 28th, a group of 35 advocates from around the world attended a meeting, Financing HIV and TB Services and Advocacy in Middle Income Countries: Developing an Action Plan sponsored by ICSS and Open Society Foundations to develop an Action Plan to address funding withdrawals for HIV and TB in middle-income countries (MICs).

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India: Sewri TB Hospital: Healthcare Workers are vulnerable to TB and they deserve to be protected

As healthcare workers die of TB - physicians, health organisations, TB groups, public health experts, and associations of healthcare workers - call for urgent action.

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EECA: Civil Society Consultation to develop the Global Fund’s strategy for 2017-2021 took place

Suggestions and a strategy guiding relevant advocacy interventions for key priority issues to be considered by the Global Fund’s new Strategy have been developed.

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Treating drug-sensitive TB in India: Implementation of daily therapy with fixed-dose combinations

A briefing document outlines critical steps needed to implement a new policy from the Indian government to switch to standard daily TB treatment using fixed-dose combinations. This change, which is in line with global recommendations for proper treatment, is welcome but has yet to be put into action.

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Civil society urges the Health & Food Safety EU Commissioner to plan coordinated response to tackle tuberculosis in Europe

More than 45 civil society organisations co-submitted a letter to the new EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety to use his role to champion the need for an improved response to the multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) epidemic in the European region.

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Call to action: Accelerate access to DR-TB drugs

SIGN ON LETTER to global actors and drug companies: Please provide organizational sign-ons by 6 March.

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Open letter to South African Medical Schemes re: covering linezolid

Several organizations and individuals working on TB are concerned that some medical schemes may be refusing to cover the cost of linezolid for drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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EECA: Civil society organizations signed an Open Letter addressed to the Global Fund Board pleading to hear their concerns

Earlier this year, the Global Fund started a full roll out of its new funding model. In March 2014 at its Thirty-First Meeting the Global Fund Board approved a new allocation methodology and the funding resources for the 2014 - 2016 allocation period. 24 organizations representing civil society and including communities of people living with HIV, tuberculosis (TB) or Hepatitis C, i.e. key affected populations from Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) and their partner organizations from other regions signed an Open Letter addressed to the Global Fund Board members.

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