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National stop TB partnerships at The Union Conference in Lille
26-30 October 2011
"Partnerships for scaling-up and care"
Would you like to know more about national stop TB partnerships?
Are you thinking of building a national stop TB partnership?
You are most welcome to participate in the following events, where you can hear from countries about their partnership experiences!
24-25 October 2011 - Meeting of the Stop TB Partnership Subgroup on Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization - Crowne Plaza Lille, 335 boulevard de Leeds, 59777 Lille (9.00 - 18.00)
National partnerships can help catalysing contributions from civil society organizations and the private sector in the provision of TB services; raising awareness of TB among the general public; lobbying decision makers and donors to mobilize resources.
27 October 2011 - Workshop: "The Global Fund and civil society: an essential partnership" organized by the Global Fund and the Stop TB Partnership - Room Van Gogh 2, Grand Palais, Lille (9.00 - 17.00)
National partnerships can create an enabling environment for national TB programmes and civil society organizations to work together, share a common plan and jointly mobilize resources. Come and listen to the India and Swaziland partnerships discuss their success. See agenda
- Strengthening collaboration between the NTCP and civil society through a national Stop TB Partnership in Swaziland
- Report and recommendations from the workshop
- List of participants
28 October 2011 - Symposium: "Partnering initiatives to stop TB at country level: how a partnering approach can help scale up care" - Room Jeanne de Flandre 2, Grand Palais, Lille (8.00-10.00)
National partnerships have proven added value for TB control by providing an inclusive platform for partners to work towards the implementation of a shared national plan. A partnering process is a fundamental condition for setting up a functional and sustainable partnering initiative.
- Brazil - Advocacy and resource mobilisation
- Civil society and partnerships for tuberculosis control: experiences from India
- Philippines - Government works in tandem with the civil society and the private sector
- Swaziland - A holistic approach to service delivery
- Uganda - Involving partners in development and implementation of a shared plan
- Regional and national partnerships to stop TB in the Eastern Mediterranean Region - Lessons learnt
28 October 2011 - Eastern Mediterranean Round Table on MDR-TB - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lille (10:00-12:30)
Organized by Eastern Mediterranean Partnership to Stop TB with Lilly MDR TB Partnership and its partners, the session will share and discuss progress, challenges and opportunities in MDR TB care in the Eastern Mediterranean Region covering Middle East, North Africa and South West Asia.
28 October 2011 - Achieving Success Through National Partnerships - Advocacy Corner, Exhibition Hall, Grand Palais, Lille (12.30-13.30)
Advocacy Corner is the key place at the conference for TB advocates from around the world to present their initiatives and network with other stakeholders. Global and national TB advocates will lead discussions and debates about achieving success through national partnerships. To know more click here.
28 October 2011 - Afghanistan-Pakistan Partners Forum - Room Rubens 2, Grand Palais, Lille (14.00-16.00)
Afghanistan-Pakistan are the two high burden countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO. Sharing several socioeconomic characteristics, the two countries also face the common health and development challenge of TB. The annual partners forum at UNION conference on Afghanistan and Pakistan brings together partners, supporters and key players in TB care and control in two countries to share update on key developments and challenges being faced.
28 October 2011 - Informal session for focal points of national stop TB partnerships - Room Rubens 2, Grand Palais, Lille with the courtesy of Stop TB Pakistan (16.30 - 18.00) - Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Focal points from national stop TB partnerships will gather informally to exchange their experiences and discuss successes and challenges. Monitoring and evaluation of national partnerships will be one of the themes discussed, as requested by national focal points. See agenda. See meeting notes.
30 October 2011 - Partnership as a veritable tool to address TB control challenges in Nigeria - Poster Area, Grand Palais, Lille (12.45-13.45)
30 October 2011 - Private-public partnership for drug resistant TB management in Nepal- Poster Area, Grand Palais, Lille (12.45-13.45)
You can read about national stop TB partnerships in Lille in the Abstract Book at http://www.worldlunghealth.org/confLille/index.php/Abstracts/abstract-book.html.
- Tuberculosis Control Network, Nepal: PC- 344-30 (p. 330)
- Nigeria Stop TB Partnership: PC-969-30 (p. 337)
- Abstracts Symposium "Partnering initiatives to stop TB at country level: how a partnering approach can help scale up care" (pp. 13-15)