News and Events
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