Items tagged with TB programs

‘In crowded slums, buses and trains – TB is everywhere’: Dr. Desai (post with simple image)

As a physician, I witness several heart-wrenching stories everyday. Saurabh’s story, though, is an eye opener – challenging, but with a light at the end of the tunnel.

People-centered care: key to ending TB epidemic in Ukraine (post with simple image)

To end the TB epidemic, Ukraine has only one recipe – to implement quality people-centered TB care! This statement was made by Andriy Klepikov, Executive Director of the Alliance for Public Health at the press conference to mark World Tuberculosis Day.

Do we want to find all 4.3 million missing people with TB? Use sub-national data! (post with simple image)

19-25 April, 2017 - Bangkok, Thailand - A 7 days-long workshop on the use of sub-national data for strategic planning in TB for ten high TB burden countries in Asia - that together account for more than half of the people with TB who are currently missed - concluded in Bangkok.

Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility holds Annual Suppliers Meeting (post with simple image)

04 May 2017 - Lao PDR - More than 25 partner organizations gathered in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR for the 2017 Annual Global Drug Facility (GDF) Suppliers Meeting on 25 - 27 April. Participants included representatives from generic and innovator manufacturers of anti-tuberculosis (TB) medicines, freight forwarding and logistics companies, quality control agencies, IDA Foundation, Vietnam and Lao PDR National TB Programs (NTPs), WHO, the Global Fund, USAID, the US Pharmacopeia’s Promoting the Quality of Medicines program, and GDF staff.

Odesa joins Zero TB Cities Initiative (post with simple image)

On May 30th, 2017, in Odesa, Ukraine, the Mayor of Odesa Gennadiy Trukhanov signed the ‘Declaration of Interest to Alignment of Odesa city with the Zero TB Initiative’ with Stop TB Partnership. This makes Odesa the first city in Ukraine and entire region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia joining the initiative.

Ukrainian officials meet international TB organizations (post with simple image)

On 31 May 2017, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine hosted a meeting with the participation of international guests – Baroness Alison Suttie, Life Peer in the UK House of Lords, Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of the STOP TB Partnership, Colleen Daniels, Human Rights, Gender and TB/HIV Advisor. Ukrainian stakeholders were represented by the Deputy Minister of Health Oxana Syvak, Head of the National Center for Public Health Nataliya Nizova, and Andrey Klepikov, Executive Director of the Alliance of Public Health with the Alliance’s TB team on board. The WHO was represented by Head of Country Office to Ukraine Dr. Marthe Everard.

Balti joins Zero TB Cities Initiative (post with simple image)

On June 29th, 2017, in Balti, Moldova, the Vice Mayor of Balti Igor Sheremet and Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership Dr. Lucica Ditiu signed the ‘Declaration of Interest: Alignment with the Zero TB Initiative’. Balti becomes the second city in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia joining the initiative after Odesa joined it on May 30th, 2017.

‘Africans must work hard to eliminate TB’ (post with simple image)

The Executive Director of Afro Global Alliance, a health advocacy group, Chief Austin Obiefuna, has urged Africans to work hard to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) from the system.

Advocates call on Kenyan DLTLD to adopt new TB test (post with simple image)

TB advocates urge the Kenyan Division of Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (DLTLD) to introduce a new, simple, and rapid TB test, TB LAM, which detects TB antigens in urine, and is an important tool for detecting TB in certain populations living 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.

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