News and Events
Stop TB Italy supports the national TB control programme in Senegal
Submitted by Stop TB Italy - April 2013
Besides raising awareness of TB in the country, Stop TB Italy also works to contribute to the reduction of TB in other countries of the world. Since September 2012, the partnership has been supporting the national TB programme in the health district of Dioffior in Senegal. The project is focusing on purchasing and installing the GeneXpert, training community volunteers, producing information material and providing patients with economic support. Read more.
Stop TB Egypt organizes a new training for TB nurses
Submitted by Stop TB Egypt - April 2013
Stop TB Egypt organized, in collaboration with the National TB Control Program, the International Council for Nurses (ICN) and the Egyptian Society of Chest Diseases & Tuberculosis (ESCT), the second nurses training workshop. The nurses showed their commitment to providing high-quality care for people affected by TB. At a time when the disease continues to pose immense challenges around the world, nurses are an essential, creative and willing resource, which cannot be overlooked. Read more.
Stop TB Pakistan held the first meeting of the Coordinating Board
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - April 2013Stop TB Partnership Pakistan (revived) held successfully the 1st meeting of the Board of Partners and Sub Committees and organized a walk-a-cause. Read more.
Stop TB Italy celebrates World TB Day throughout the country
Submitted by Stop TB Italy - March 2013
From Milan to Palermo Stop TB Italy has managed to mobilize a multiplicity of actors to celebrate World TB Day. A conference, a photo exhibition, a theatre event with Disney characters and a concert lasting 24 hours have been the various means used to raise awareness of TB among different target audiences. Read more.
Stop TB Partnership Cameroon launched in occasion of World TB Day
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Cameroon - March 2013
During a stakeholder meeting gathering 60 participants from the NTP, civil society organizations, WHO country office, international organizations and the private sector, Stop TB Partnership Cameroon was launched. For Social Impacts In Social Heath, a civil society organization that will function as Secretariat of the partnership, welcomed this historic moment when stakeholders have decided to voluntarily come together to support the fight against TB in Cameroon, each bringing its resources and expertise. Read more.
Ministry of Health launches campaign to prevent TB in collaboration with several partners
Submitted by National TB Programme, Dominican Republic - March 2013
In the occasion of World TB Day, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other institutions, launched a campaign to prevent TB. "Productive cough, check it, it could be tuberculosis" is the name of the campaign, during which different awareness activities took place in the whole country. All municipalities, health services, schools, scientific societies, private pharmacies came up with ideas and participated in various events. The comedian Raymond Pozo has been helping this effort by playing the main character of the campaign. Agenda. Read more on the news. Watch the video.
Boy Scout Association actively celebrates World TB Day
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - March 2013
Boy Scouts and other local and international NGOs, partner organizations, and school children attended the advocacy seminar and actively participated in the awareness walk on World TB Day. Read more.
Jeddah Stop TB group joins World Tuberculosis Day
Submitted by Jeddah Stop TB - March 2013
A two-day awareness campaign on tuberculosis was launched at five large malls and across restaurants and cafes in Jeddah for World TB Day. The Jeddah-based "Stop TB" group joined forces with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah, the Ministry of Health and volunteers to launch their 8th annual Stop Tuberculosis (Stop TB) campaign and to raise awareness of its correlation with HIV to save future generations from the curable disease.
First TB Champions announced in India
Submitted by the Partnership for TB Care and Control, India - February 2013
The Partnership for TB Care and Control announced the first TB Champions in India during the National Consultative meeting of the Partnership held on the 17th and 18th of January 2013. Dr. Nalini Krishnan has been selected as the TB Champion for the year 2013 - Individual category, and P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre as the TB Champion for the year 2013 - Organisation category, in recognition of their excellent efforts and commitment to promoting tuberculosis care and control in India. For a better understanding of their impressive work, which has had an impact both at the grassroots and policy levels, please see their respective citations (Dr. Krishnan and Hinduja Hospital).
Stop TB Italia launches Stop TB Photographic Award
Submitted by Stop TB Italia - February 2013
On the occasion of the World TB Day on March 24, 2013, Stop TB Italia has launched a photography award on 'Immigration, Health, and Tuberculosis.' Both amateurs and professionals are invited to participate by sending photographs on this theme. The winning photographs will be exhibited in the photo exhibition that will be launched on March 22 at the Cortile café in Bologna.
The purpose of the award is to interpret the disease among the most vulnerable sections of the population through photographs. The award aims to investigate through the eyes of the photographers the social and health aspects related to tuberculosis in order to communicate them with images, often stronger than numbers and words.
The photographs can be sent from January 30 to March 3 to premio.stopTB@gmail.com
For more information, here is the dedicated website:
Special feature on TB in Afghanistan published on Global Health and Diplomacy and launched in Davos
Submitted by Stop TB Afghanistan - January 2013
The Center for Global Health and Diplomacy, the Stop TB Partnership Afghanistan, WHO Afghanistan and the Stop TB Partnership joined forces for producing a special feature on tuberculosis in Afghanistan to raise attention on the sustainability of tuberculosis control in Afghanistan through the voices of the many partners, Afghani and international, who are driving the fight against tuberculosis in the country. The special feature was published in the winter issue of GHD News quarterly magazine (from pg. 40) and was launched by Dr. Sima Samar, Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Afghanistan on 24 January in Davos at a side event attended by several high-levels including HE Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Hon. Francis Maude, MP and Minister of the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom, the Executive Director of UNFPA, together with representatives of governments, corporate sector, NGOs, the UN and the international global health community.
National stop TB partnerships meet at The Union Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13-17 November 2012
Driving sustainability through mutual responsibility was the theme of the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, 13-17 November 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. National stop TB partnerships met in two different events during the conference. For more information click here
1st Forum of National Partnerships to Stop TB in the WHO Western Pacific and South-East Asia Regions, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 22 - 23 November 2012
Partnerships to Stop TB: Unity of Purpose, Complementarity of Roles
The Korea Stop TB Partnership and the Stop TB Partnership co-hosted the first ever Forum of National Partnerships to Stop TB in the WHO Western Pacific and South-East Asia Regions in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 22-23 November 2012. Representatives from NGOs, national TB programmes, communities and the private sector met to share best practices, discuss common challenges and develop country-specific and regional plans of action to strengthen efforts to stop TB. For more information click here