Items tagged with Global TB response

TAG condemns murderous White House-proposed 2018 budget cuts for health and research (post with simple image)

The full disclosure of President Trump's FY18 budget reaffirms the current administration's intention of scaling-back critical progress in programs and research made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB and HCV.

Mark Dybul: Megatrends and maximizing impact (post with simple image)

On 31 May, Mark Dybul completed a four-year term as Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The following is adapted from remarks he recently made to the Global Fund Board.

UNHCR and Global Fund strengthen partnership to expand health services to refugees (post with simple image)

GENEVA, 31 May 2017 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed an agreement intended to improve health services for refugees and other displaced communities. This new agreement will strengthen UNHCR’s humanitarian response - focusing on public health and education as well as emergency care.

WHO Global TB Program at the 70th World Health Assembly (post with simple image)

Efforts to end TB were placed in the spotlight during the 70th World Health Assembly.

End TB Progress Report endorsed at the World Health Assembly (post with simple image)

The report emphasizes that actions and investments by countries are falling too short; renewed action and an acceleration of efforts are needed to reach the targets set within the End TB Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Union at the 70th World Health Assembly (post with simple image)

As the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) looks to the new leadership of the World Health Organization (WHO) to guide the next era of health solutions around the world, and urges all those who attended to make TB a priority in the year leading up to the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB in 2018.

Ukraine calls for all children affected with TB to receive the appropriate diagnosis, treatment, care and support (post with simple image)

1st June, 2017, Ukraine - Today we celebrate International Children’s Day and it’s time to think of the one million children who are suffering with or are affected by TB and TB/HIV. Many children who live with parents, guardians and others who have confirmed TB do not receive preventive therapy. Many more thousands are sick with TB and do not have access to proper diagnosis or treatment, and 200,000 children's lives are taken annually by TB – an unacceptable tragedy for a curable disease.

Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH Wave 5 grantees in full speed to evaluate progress and impact of their projects (post with simple image)

6 June 2017 - The Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative recently convened a capacity-building workshop designed to strengthen grantees’ ability to measure the impact of their projects following the latest round of funding (Wave 5). More than 110 people from over 20 countries representing 38 projects participated in the meeting which was organized last month in Bangkok, Thailand.

Online consultation on the Zero Draft of the Global Ministerial Conference on TB Declaration (post with simple image)

The World Health Organization is inviting feedback via an online consultation on the Zero Draft of the Declaration proposed for the Global Ministerial Conference on TB to be held in Moscow on 16-17 November 2017.

Towards ending TB in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: use the best modelling available and work with all stakeholders for a patient-centered approach (post with simple image)

30 June 2017 - Chisinau, Moldova - Two meetings held this week focused on addressing ending TB in high TB and DR-TB incident countries in the EECA region. A Regional Workshop on Application of Models in Assessing Cost and Impact of TB Programs in the EURO region held on 28-30 June was attended by 11 National TB Programme managers and their teams from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, world’s leading TB modelers, donors and partners. The workshop looked at innovative modelling and costing tools to achieve the targets of the End TB Strategy and Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020. The tools will enable the 11 countries to develop robust National Strategic Plans addressing their burden, plan for future funding requests and advocacy at for increased national budgets. The meeting was organized by the Stop TB Partnership in collaboration with the Global Fund, WHO EURO and PAS (Center for Health Policies & Studies), Moldova.

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