News and Events
Joint events of the national and European TB coalitions to Stop TB in Tajikistan
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Tajikistan
A delegation from the TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) visited Tajikistan from the 13 to 20 April with the objective of strengthening comprehensive cooperation in the fight against TB. The TBEC together with Stop TB Partnership Tajikistan (STBPT) conducted important meetings with 14 concerned ministries, offices and international and local organizations to enhance TB care and control in Tajikistan. Read more....
News from Stop TB Partnership Pakistan, Karachi dated 15-04-2015
A series of meetings "Parliamentarians Leading the Fight against Tuberculosis in Pakistan" is being organized by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with PTP Sindh designed to engage Pakistan's political leadership in the fight against TB, keeping in view the Barcelona Declaration. The first of these meetings was held in Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi with Parliamentarians of Sindh Province and was attended by the Chief Guest, Syeda Shahla Raza, Deputy Speaker, Sindh Assembly along with Minister for Industries & Chairman of the Health Parliamentary Committee, Dr. Sohrab Khan Sarki, representatives of the Parliamentarians Women Caucus and other MPAs of Sindh Assembly. All the participating Parliamentarians took keen interest in the briefing provided by the representatives of the WHO EMRO Cairo-Egypt via video link followed by NTP & PTP Sind representatives. Leading the parliamentarians, Syeda Shahla Raza Deputy Speaker, Sindh Assembly assured firm commitment and future cooperation towards the cause. During the meeting Barcelona Declaration was signed by the Parliamentarians.
World TB Day Joint Op-ed by Members of Parliament Nick Herbert ( United Kingdom) and Antonio Brito ( Brazil)
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil
Great results for Stop TB Italia three-year project in support of the tuberculosis control program in the health district of Dioffior, Senegal
Activities in the health district of Dioffior are held regularly and in line with expectations; each month the local counterpart forwarded reports to the Stop TB Italia that list information about patients discovered and included in the aid program, the women (badieu n’gox) who take charge of the patients, the communication activities and the awareness campaign launched by women in the villages alonwith the expenses incurred for these activities. Result are better previous years with more than 25% of cases detected and 100% treatment completion rates. Read more....
Le suoniamo alla tubercolosi Stop TB Italia prepares for World TB Day 2015
For the upcoming World TB Day 2015 Stop TB Italia has planned activities and events, both scientific and celebratory , in different cities: Lugano, Milan, Turin, Ferrara and Bari. Join them....
Stop TB Brazil 10 years celebration
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - November 2014
On 27 and 28 November, members of Stop TB Brazil were assembled to celebrate its 10 years of creation. The importance of the partnership was highlighted as a national articulation and mobilization body, among government and civil society, strengthening TB social control in the Unified Health System agenda. Read more....
First National TB Patient Symposium in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - November 2014
The National TB Control Program (NTP), Ministry of National Health Services Regulation & Coordination organized a First National TB Patient Symposium on 23 October 2014 in Islamabad. More than 80 people with TB from all over the provinces, Provincial TB Control Managers, leading Public health experts, pulmonologists and media representatives attendedTB the Symposium. Read more....
TB is a notifiable disease in the province of Sindh in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - November 2014
The legislative assembly of Province of Sindh in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 10th November 2014 passed the Act titled as Sindh Tuberculosis Notification Act, 2014 (making TB notifiable disease). Read more....
Brazil proposes a BRICS joint action for TB first line drugs
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - October 2014
Aligned with the new global challenges for tuberculosis control, Brazil proposed during the BRICS representatives meeting of Ministries of Health at the 45th UNION World Conference on Lung Health, in Barcelona, a joint purchase of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient for the production of first-line TB drugs for countries of low and middle income. This proposal could ensure universal access to free treatment to patients in these countries, greatly contributing to the control of the disease in the world.
Recommendations from the experience sharing workshop of three high burden countries
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan, July 2014
The first experience sharing workshop among three high TB burden countries i.e., Pakistan, Indonesia & Philippines was held on the 11th - 12th May 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . Participants included the NTP Managers of Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia, experts from national Stop TB Partnerships of Pakistan, Indonesia & Philippines and experts from Private Bodies i.e., Pakistan Chest Society, Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi Pakistan, China's University of Hong Kong and Pfizer GEP Global Clinical Affairs Department (New York, USA) who shared their experiences working on TB care and control. This workshop was organized by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with M/S Pfizer, Pakistan.
Recommendations from the workshop included role of national TB partnerships in care delivery, Advocacy and improving financing for TB and the role of corporate sector in TB control and suggestions of what each sector can do to improve TB care and control. Read more....
Kicking TB: a real health score
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil
In the World Cup spirit, students from the Unified Educational Centre were introduced to the Project Kick TB Brazil 27 May. The project’s purpose is to inform children about the disease using the national passion: football. Read more.
WORLD TB DAY 2014 - STOP TB ITALY
Submitted by Stop TB Italy - April 2014
Stop TB Italy organized events to raise awareness about tuberculosis by informing the general population and health technicians. This year the events began with the first Interdisciplinary Conference for 2 days entitled "Tuberculosis and AIDS: two parallel stories" at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan in collaboration with the Permanent Training Centre on Tuberculosis followed by an evening of a musical journey from Opera to the Jazz, through a repertoire created specifically for the occasion: the songs of some of the most important composers that in the course of their life have had to deal with the disease or that simply have told it in notes. Read more.
Experience sharing among three high burden countries- Pakistan, Indonesia and Philippines
Stop TB Partnership Pakistan & National Tuberculosis Programme Pakistan in coordination with Pfizer Pharmaceutical Pakistan arranged and organized a two day experience sharing workshop among three high TB burden countries Pakistan, Indonesia & Philippines on the 11 and 12 May 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read more....
2nd Forum of National Stop TB Partnerships from the South-East Asia, Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean Regions
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Forum Indonesia - April 2014
The 2nd Forum of national partnerships working in TB care in the South-East Asian, Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean regions focussed on the urgency to find, treat and cure the ‘missing cases’ through the involvement of the private sector and wider communities. Organized on 3-4 March 2014 and financially supported by the Stop TB Partnership Indonesia, the Forum represented a platform for representatives from 13 governments, NGOs, private sector and national partnerships from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, to meet and discuss how they can overcome their challenges in properly addressing TB. After extensive discussion on various important issues and challenges TB control the meeting proposed a series of recommendations. Read more....
Learning about TB through ‘Wayang’
Submitted by the Stop TB Partnership in Japan - March 2014
Stop TB Partnership Japan and Stop TB Partnership Indonesia worked together for TB enlightenment activity through Indonesian traditional culture "Wayang". Read more....
New Nationals Strategy for TB Control approved by the Prime Minister in Viet Nam
Submitted by the Vietnam Stop TB Partnership - March 2014
The Vietnam National Strategy for Tuberculosis Control to 2020 with vision to 2030 was approved by the Prime Minister showing strong political commitment and acknowledging great efforts of the national TB control network on the occasion of the 2014 World TB Day.With more than 50 years of implementation, TB control in Viet Nam has been for the first time declared a national strategy., The Strategy confirms that “The State takes the major responsibility of ensuring adequate resources for TB prevention and control, while mobilizing every social resource to support TB prevention and control activities". Read more.
"Walk-a-cause" : Commemoration of World TB Day in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan- March 2014
A "Walk-a-Cause" was organized by the Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, DUHS, Karachi in collaboration with Stop TB Partnership Pakistan to commemorate the World TB Day 2014. Read more.
World TB Day in Brazil calls for a new TB campaign
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - March 2014
For the World TB Day, the Brazilian Ministry of Health launched a new campaign on March 24. The campaign was starred by the singer and composer Thiaguinho who was diagnosed with TB in July 2013. He made his diagnosis public and shared his treatment experience in the social media. He completed his treatment and in February this year, he announced that he was cured. The campaign, with the slogan "The treatment was the biggest success of my life", is being transmitted on the radio, TV, social networks, billboards and other media instruments. Read more.
Stop TB Italia reports on the excellent results of the project in Senegal
Submitted by Stop TB Italy - March 2014
The first year of the three-year project to support the program of tuberculosis control in the health district of Dioffior in Senegal has ended achieving great results and the second year has started with the success of the first training course on TB for Italian doctors interested in international development cooperation. Read more.
Training of Trainers of Medical Students Association-Egypt
Submitted by Stop TB Egypt - March 2014
Cairo Association against Smoking, Tuberculosis and Lung diseases Egypt (CASTLE), member of Stop TB Egypt, conducted 2 training of trainers’ workshops to the members of the International Federation of Medical Students Association – Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt) with the aim of informing members on the magnitude of the TB problem in Egypt and how to conduct health education sessions.
2nd Forum of National Stop TB Partnerships from the South-East Asia, Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean Regions
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Forum Indonesia - March 2014
The 2nd Forum of multiple partners working in TB care from South-East Asia, Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean Regions "Amplify and sustain our successes in TB control" focussed on the urgency to find, treat and cure the ‘missing cases’ through the involvement of the private sector and wider communities. Read more....
Afghanistan tuberculosis portrait exhibition being held in Germany
Submitted by Stop TB Afghanistan - February 2014
A photo exhibition "STOP TB - The Afghanistan Portraits" carrying portrait photographs of people who are affected by the disease is being held in Germany these days.
A new prize for outstanding contributions in the field of tuberculosis
Submitted by Stop TB Egypt - January 2014
Cairo Association against Smoking, Tuberculosis and Lung diseases - Egypt (CASTLE) decided to allocate an annual prize called (Nelson Mandela Award) for persons or organizations with outstanding contributions in the field of combating tuberculosis. Read more
New blood at Uganda Stop TB Partnership
Submitted by the Uganda Stop TB Partnership - January 2014
After a relative period of relative slow pace, the Uganda Stop TB Partnership has now gotten into a high drive from the time it acquired a new home in July last year. Thanks to the support from the Global Fund, the Secretariat is now a beehive of activities as it works to support the partners on a daily basis to contribute to the control of TB in the country. Read more.
Pharmaceutical companies meet with NTP and national partnership in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - December 2013
In November 2013 pharmaceutical companies and Dow University of Health Sciences, Institute of Biological, Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences held a meeting to discuss the importance of management and standardization of drugs manufactured in Pakistan according to WHO guidelines and standards. Read more.
Stop TB Partnership Pakistan present at The Union Conference in Paris
Submitted by the Stop TB Partnership Pakistan - December 2013
The Stop TB Partnership Pakistan attended the 44th Annual Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease held in Paris in November 2013. The Partnership hosted a booth for the entire duration of the Conference. In addition, Dr S. Karam Shah, medical officer, WHO Country Office in Afghanistan, received the Princess Chichibu Award (Government of Japan) for his services in the control of tuberculosis in Pakistan.
Update on the National TB Control Programme in Vietnam
Submitted by the Vietnam Stop TB Partnership - November 2013
The Vietnam Stop TB Partnership has sent an update on the resource situation for the national tuberculosis control programme. This is a summary of the difficulties, challenges and recommendations. Read more.
National stop TB partnerships meet at The Union Conference in Paris, France, 1 November 2013
Focal points of national stop TB partnerships meet annually in the occasion of the World Conference on Lung Health. This year meeting focused on the role of national partnerships vis-a-vis Global Fund grant implementation or phasing-out and in responding to the social determinants approach of the post 2015 TB strategy. Read more...
First National Seminar of Good Practice among Indigenous People held in Brasilia
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Brazil - September 2013
The first National Seminar of Good Practice among Indigenous People was held in Brasilia on the 28th and 29th of August; this event marks the continuous efforts in benefiting tuberculosis control for the Brazilian population as indigenous leaders and representatives, civil society, government and experts gathered to build on a dialogue aimed at strengthening health systems in the country. Read more.
Kick off of Stop TB Partnership Forum Indonesia
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Forum Indonesia - August 2013
TB control in Indonesia cannot be implemented only by the government, but also needs the involvement of other partners in order to reduce mortality and morbidity due to TB. The Stop TB Partnership Forum Indonesia was created to be a movement to accelerate social and political action to stop the spread of TB in Indonesia. Read more.
Special Subcommittee to fight poverty related disease in action in Brazil
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - August 2013
A public hearing took place in Brasilia last 20 August to discuss with government representatives the situation of public policies adopted in order to address poverty related diseases. The public hearing was convened by the special subcommittee of studies regarding poverty related disease, established by the parliamentary front to stop TB. Read more.
States and Municipalities’ TB Coordinators Meeting marked the 10 years of TB fight as a government priority
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - August 2013
On 6 and 7 August, the States and Municipalities’ TB Coordinators Meeting took place in Brasilia. The meeting aimed to promote the sharing of experiences among states and municipalities, but also analyze the current TB situation in the country in order to rethink strategies and search for more efficient solutions to control the disease.
Launch of the Partnership for TB Care and Control (PTCC)
Submitted by the Partnership for TB Care and Control in India
Civil society representatives from across India came together for the official launch of the Partnership for TB Care and Control (PTCC), held in New Delhi on 30 July. The Partnership, now formally registered as a society, brings together over 170 member organisations on a common platform, to support and strengthen India’s efforts to control tuberculosis (TB). Read more.
IV TB Research and Innovation Meeting of Bahia subsidizes the Subcommittee for poverty related diseases
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - July 2013
From 24 to 26 July, the city of Salvador held the IV TB Research and Innovation Meeting of Bahia. The event gathered national and international experts and prompted important contributions on social determinants of TB, highlighting the need to strengthen partnerships and foster new studies and researches.
State Parliamentary Fronts are spreading through Brazil
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - June 2013
With the favorable outcomes of the Parliamentary Front to Fight TB at the National Congress, Brazilian states and cities started to articulate the establishment of local parliamentary fronts. Because TB is a socially determined disease, its fight requires political support and involvement with sectors other than within the health system.
Rio de Janeiro hosts the first Subcommittee of Diseases Determined by Poverty public hearing to listen to civil society organizations
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - June 2013
Last Thursday, June 6, the first public hearing of the Subcommittee of Diseases Determined by Poverty was held in the Legislative School of Rio de Janeiro. The public hearing purpose was to hear civil society and acknowledge actions being taken in order to fight diseases such as TB and leprosy. More than 170 people attended the hearing, including government representatives and civil society. Read more.
The Egyptian Partnership celebrated the No Tobacco Day
Submitted by Stop TB Egypt - June 2013
Partners of Stop TB Egypt came together to celebrate No Tobacco Day and shed the light on the hazards of smoking specially the chest hazards including tuberculosis and how to quit smoking. Read more.
Brazil hosts WHO event on the Post-2015 Eliminating TB Strategy
Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - May 2013
From the 29th of April to the 1st May, high burden countries’ representatives, multilateral agencies, civil society organizations and researchers met in San Paulo as part of the WHO Consultation on Elimination of the Catastrophic Economic Burden of TB: Universal Health Coverage and Social Protection Opportunities. Read more.
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. Read notes.
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