WHO/Europe

TB services in Moscow extend “health for all” even to the most vulnerable

Karam is a 23-year-old from the Khatlon region of Tajikistan. He came to Moscow in 2015 to work in construction, and 2 years later fell ill with a high fever and headache. He felt as though he had no strength, but nevertheless tried to carry on. When his condition became so severe that he was barely conscious – a state described by his doctors as the edge of life and death – Karam’s uncle, with whom he lives, called an ambulance.

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Call for Europe’s commitment to increase investment to end TB

4% annual decrease too slow to end TB by 2030

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WHO calls on partners to respond to the health and humanitarian needs of Ukrainians

“Access to quality care and medications is limited. Women, children, adolescents – representing over 60% of the affected people – and the elderly are disproportionately affected by a severe reduction in health services, care and support.”

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Request for submission of Good Practices on implementation of the Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region, 2016–2020

The Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region, 2016–2020 has been developed to operationalize the global WHO End TB Strategy in the regional context. The Plan sets a regional goal and targets for the care and control of TB and drug-resistant TB from 2016 to 2020. It is currently in a midway of its implementation.

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WHO releases several fact sheets on SDG health targets in WHO European Region

WHO/Europe: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets

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New WHO report provides blueprint for delivering people-centred care for TB

WHO/Europe releases a blueprint for a people-centred model of TB care that shifts care closer to people and communities.

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TB/HIV co-infections up 40% across Europe over the last five years

New TB surveillance report released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day.

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Public Health Panorama: TB in Central Asia

Public Health Panorama is the journal of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe). It provides a platform to scientists and public health practitioners for the publication of lessons learned from the field, as well as original research work, to facilitate the use of evidence and good practice for public health action.

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TB elimination at stake unless Europe cares urgently for vulnerable, poor and marginalized populations and migrants

High rates of multidrug-resistant TB and TB in vulnerable populations, such as the homeless, drug and alcohol abusers and migrants from countries with high numbers of TB cases continue to challenge TB elimination in Europe.

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Towards domestic funding of HIV and TB response in eastern Europe and central Asia

WHO/Europe, the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network (EHRN) and other partners organized a high-level regional meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia from 28–30 September 2015, to address regional challenges and discuss ways towards a successful transition to domestic funding of national responses to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics in countries of eastern Europe and central Asia (EECA).

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