Stop TB Partnership

The National Stop TB Partnership in Afghanistan

The National Stop TB Partnership in Afghanistan was officially launched by the Minister of Health of Afghanistan on 26 November 2008. The partnership's objectives include eliminating TB as a public health problem, reducing transmission of TB and reducing the inequitable social and economic status of TB patients. The partnership believes that every TB patient should have access to effective diagnosis, treatment and care. It supports wider implementation of the National Stop TB Strategy with an emphasis on advocacy, communication and resource mobilization.

Primary contact
Name:Dr Karam Shah
Function in the partnership:Focal point
Organization:WHO Country Office
Email:Shahk@afg.emro.who.int
Web site:www.stoptbafghanistan.org
More information about the National Stop TB Partnership in Afghanistan:
  • To find other partners that are currently active in Afghanistan, you could use the Stop TB Partners' Directory which lists all partners' email addresses and phone numbers as well as a detailed description of their activities. To start collaborating with partners in Afghanistan, please click here.
  • To read the partnership's questionnaire which gives more detail about the structure, governance and members of the partnership, please click here [doc].
  • To read the partnership's reflections on good practices and lessons learnt, please click here [pdf].
  • The partnership's Ramadan charity campaign serves as a good example of how they developed innovated resource mobilization campaigns by tapping into local knowledge. For more, click here [pdf].
  • To read the most recent presentation from the partnership, please click here.
News from the partnership:

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.
Read more



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.

The Partnership for TB Care and Control, India and Stop TB Afghanistan shared experiences in Delhi
Submitted by the Partnership for TB Care and Control, India - May 2012

The Partnership for TB Care and Control organized with Stop TB Afghanistan a cross country learning visit in order to share best practices and learn from each other experience. Read more.







Ramadan campaign generates donations for TB patients and their families in Afghanistan
Submitted by Stop TB Afghanistan - July 2011

Stop TB Partnership Afghanistan announced its Ramadan campaign to generate donations for TB patients and their families in Kabul on July 10. A month long campaign by the Board, partners and the secretariat will target business community, individual and organizational philanthropists to seek funds in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Read more [.pdf].




Renowned human rights activist to chair Stop TB Afghanistan
Submitted by Stop TB Afghanistan - March 2011

Dr. Sima Samar, well known human rights activist, politician and women rights supporter has joined Stop TB partnership Afghanistan as Chair person of its Coordinating Board. Read more [.pdf].




Regional Partnership:

The Eastern Mediterranean Partnership to Stop TB coordinates joint planning and action for TB prevention, care and control. More information about the regional partnership can be found at their website.

TB in Afghanistan
  • The current situation and the progress made in TB control in Afghanistan can be found here. [.pdf]
  • Global Fund grants currently in progress in Afghanistan can be found here.
  • Technical assistance in Afghanistan is coordinated through the TB Technical Assistance Mechanism.

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