Items tagged with Advocacy

Latin American and Caribbean activist network of people affected by TB launches in Peru (post with simple image)

31 August - Geneva, Switzerland - The Stop TB Partnership is pleased to announce the establishment of REDTBLAC, (Red de Personas Afectadas por Tuberculosis en Latino América y El Caribe), a newly formed activist network of people affected by TB from the Latin American and Caribbean region. The formation of the network is the result of the TB advocacy meeting co-organized by Stop TB Partnership, Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA) and Socios en Salud, with the support of USAID and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Bringing 30 people together from 11 countries (Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela) in the region, it took place from 16-18 August in Lima, Peru. This is part of the global effort started in 2015 and led by Stop TB Partnership with partners of ensuring at an unprecedented level the creation and support of national, regional and global networks of activists among people affected by TB.

An Activist's Guide to the TB LAM Test (post with simple image)

The guide provides important messaging and strategies to support advocacy and activism for access to LAM testing, the only point-of-care TB diagnostic test overall that has a proven impact on reducing TB deaths in people with HIV.

Advocates call on Indian authorities to ensure immediate access to delamanid (post with simple image)

TB advocates urge the Indian government to develop a concrete plan for introducing delamanid.

First World Lung Day celebrated (post with simple image)

25 September marks the first ever World Lung Day, a day of advocacy coordinated by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, for all those affected by, and working to end, respiratory disease.

People still being denied improved treatment for multidrug-resistant TB (post with simple image)

Médecins Sans Frontières urges governments to step up the use of newer TB drugs.

First Roadmap for zoonotic TB (post with simple image)

TB partners launch first roadmap to jointly stop the transmission of bovine and zoonotic TB.

Tuberculosis: The cornerstone of the AMR threat (post with simple image)

"Tackling TB and drug-resistant TB must be at the heart of any global action against antimicrobial resistance."

Stephen Lewis: TB in India: rhetoric vs. reality (post with simple image)

Statement by AIDS-Free World Co-Director Stephen Lewis upon returning from an October fact-finding trip to Mumbai and Delhi to assess TB in India.

“I’ve always been passionate about the role of the community in detecting and treating disease. When I was diagnosed with TB, my passion just got stronger.” (post with simple image)

In 2015, The Union appointed Nomampondo – Noma - Barnabas as its Civil Society Liaison Officer, to build bridges with members of the movement and also inform The Union’s understanding of the issues internally.

Letter from civil society to the governments of the Americas region (post with simple image)

Mileni Romero from Venezuela, who is part of the Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA) and REDTBLAC (activist network of people affected by TB from the Latin American and Caribbean region), made a heartfelt appeal at the opening session of the 48th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Guadalajara, Mexico on 11 October 2017.

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