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Barcelona Declaration

Representatives from nine countries sign Declaration

High level meeting at The Union

provided a platform to discuss some of the major advocacy opportunities planned for 2015 and beyond.

TB REACH case studies

New and improved ways of finding people living with TB.

Another year - same trends

Statement by Dr Lucica Ditiu on new Global TB Report

2014 Kochon Prize Winner

REACH Ethiopia wins this year's prize

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29 October - Stop TB Partnership commends first ever creation of Global TB...Stop TB Partnership commends first ever creation of Global TB Caucus and signing of Barcelona Declaration on TB
29 October 2014 – Barcelona, Spain – The Stop TB Partnership welcomed the signing of the Barcelona Declaration by political representatives from nine countries spanning five continents, formalizing their commitment to work together for accelerated action and significant investment in the fight against tuberculosis. It was signed by representatives from Brazil, Canada, France, Kenya, India, South Africa, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States.

29 October - TB Control: High time to think outside the box, says Minister of...TB Control: High time to think outside the box, says Minister of Health for India
29 October 2014 - Barcelona, Spain - The Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan today said that it is high time that global tuberculosis (TB) control measures took faster and unconventional steps to end the TB epidemic which causes 1.5 million deaths annually. Global TB control has to think outside the box, he added. Ending the TB epidemic in Asia is of prime importance as the region accounts for more than 50% of global TB cases.

28 October - REACH Ethiopia sets the bar high as winner of this year's Stop TB...REACH Ethiopia sets the bar high as winner of this year's Stop TB Partnership Kochon Prize
28 October 2014 - Barcelona, Spain - The 2014 Kochon Prize prize was awarded to REACH Ethiopia today at the Global TB Symposium, an annual event at the 45th World Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. The team are a small locally registered entity who successfully implemented a TB REACH project in the Sidama zone of Ethiopia.

28 October - High level meeting between Ministers of Health for South Africa...High level meeting between Ministers of Health for South Africa and India and senior leaders of the Stop TB Partnership
28 October 2014 - Barcelona - Ahead of the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, senior leaders at the Stop TB Partnership today met with Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health for South Africa and Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Board, and Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare for India. The high level meeting provided a platform to discuss some of the major advocacy opportunities planned for 2015 and the post-2015 agenda, as well as to feed into the development of the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020.

27 October - Dr Lucica Ditiu at the 45th Union Conference in BarcelonaDr Lucica Ditiu at the 45th Union Conference in Barcelona
27 October 2014 - Barcelona - Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary, Stop TB Partnership spoke to National Press Foundation, at the 45th Union Conference, in Barcelona, on inadequate funding for TB and the challenge of multi drug-resistant TB.

27 October - Now Released: TB REACH case studies on improved case findingNow Released: TB REACH case studies on improved case finding
27 October 2014 - Geneva/Barcelona - Stop TB Partnership’s flagship initiative, TB REACH, has compiled and released a series of case studies on new and improved ways of finding people living with TB.

26 October - First international parliamentarian TB summit to precede the Union...First international parliamentarian TB summit to precede the Union World Conference on Lung Health
26 October 2014 - Barcelona, Spain - The Global TB Summit, an inaugural meeting bringing together elected parliamentarians from across the world, will take place for the first time on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 October, a few days prior to the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, in Barcelona.

24 October - Civil society not involved enough in National TB Programmes to combat...Civil society not involved enough in National TB Programmes to combat drug-resistant TB: Report
24 October 2014 - Geneva - There needs to be greater involvement of civil society in national TB programmes across the European region to address drug-resistant tuberculosis.

23 October - Another year - same trends: why change is essential in TB now more...Another year - same trends: why change is essential in TB now more than ever before
23 October 2014 - Geneva - The battle against tuberculosis is losing strength according to the new data published in this year’s WHO Global Tuberculosis Report. The WHO report is the important tool that gives us all the best indication on whether we have made progress and how far or close we are in reaching our targets. This year is a reminder that if we want to see a real bend in the TB curve, we need to get out of our comfort zone, push the boundaries and really challenge ourselves and our entire TB community.

22 October - Invitation to bid for the selection of First Line anti-TB drugsInvitation to bid for the selection of First Line anti-TB drugs
22 October 2014 - Geneva - On behalf of the Global Drug Facility (GDF) of the Stop TB Partnership, IDA Foundation, the GDF contracted procurement agent invites all eligible suppliers to submit a bid for the First Line anti-TB drugs described in this Invitation to Bid (ITB).

22 October - TB Research: Why Should Everyone Be WorriedTB Research: Why Should Everyone Be Worried
October 22, 2014 - Geneva - More than a million and a half people die from tuberculosis every year. One third of the world’s population is infected with TB and of those, 10% will develop active TB during their lifetime. TB is airborne and we are all at risk. In spite of these facts, we are fighting TB with archaic tools - we use the same vaccine and drugs that our grandparents did. But there are not enough investments in TB research, to make treatment accessible, drugs cheaper, regimens shorter and diagnostics more accurate.

21 October - Stop TB USA invites applications for Executive Direction positionStop TB USA invites applications for Executive Direction position
21 October 2014 - Washington, D.C. - With the pending retirement of Sue Etkind, the current Executive Director of Stop TB USA, the Partnership is announcing the posting of the Executive Director position. This is a part time (23 hrs/week) contracted position with the American Thoracic Society that has location flexibility. The Executive Director has overall responsibility for execution and expansion of the strategic vision, mission and programs of Stop TB USA, and requires skills in leadership and management, communications, and partner and community engagement.

20 October - TB CARE I Coalition Wins USAID's New Challenge TB ProgramTB CARE I Coalition Wins USAID's New Challenge TB Program
20 October 2014 - The Hague, Netherlands - The coalition of organizations that currently carry out the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) TB CARE I program and two new partners have been selected to implement the new five year program ‘Challenge TB’. In the next five years USAID will invest 525 million dollars through this program, to accelerate the global fight against TB.

07 October - Three organizations shortlisted for prestigious 2014 Kochon PrizeThree organizations shortlisted for prestigious 2014 Kochon Prize
07 October 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - Three outstanding organizations have been shortlisted for the 2014 Kochon Prize. The theme for this year focused on innovators working with TB communities to reach the three million people who are missed every year.

06 October - Civil society, tuberculosis and Global Fund processesCivil society, tuberculosis and Global Fund processes
06 October 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, along with the Stop TB Partnership, TB Europe Coalition and the Global Coalition of TB Activists are holding a workshop on civil society, TB and Global Fund processes on 29 October.

06 October - Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: first workshop on...Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: first workshop on the comparative analysis of SADC and UNASUR health policies (PRARI)
06 October 2014 - Argentina - The first workshop of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Chapter took place on the 19th of June of this year. This event was organized by the International Relations Area at FLACSO Argentina. After the presentation of the project, the team discussed progress and challenges in regional cooperation in health in the UNASUR region.

03 October - USAID Announces "Challenge TB" Award to Fight TuberculosisUSAID Announces "Challenge TB" Award to Fight Tuberculosis
03 October 2014 - Washington, D.C. - USAID’s Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition has awarded a five-year, cooperative agreement (up to $525 million) to a coalition of partners to implement the agency’s global tuberculosis strategy.

29 September - The Union announces complete programme of the 45th World...The Union announces complete programme of the 45th World Conference on Lung Health
29 September 2014 - Around 3000 attendees from government, civil society, the private sector and the research and academic communities are expected to convene in Barcelona from 28 October - 1 November.

29 September - TB Alliance and UNITAID to Host Symposium on the Pediatric...TB Alliance and UNITAID to Host Symposium on the Pediatric TB Drug Market
29 September 2014 - Tuberculosis is one of the top killers of children worldwide. However, despite the extent of the problem, child-friendly TB treatments, correctly dosed and properly formulated, are not available on the market. Despite the urgent need for child-friendly TB formulations, market barriers remain a challenge. As a result, care providers today have poor treatment options to help children suffering from tuberculosis.

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We set goals to fight TB globally. We grant funds to reach and treat people living with TB. We strive to raise the profile and understanding of TB. We bring the voice of TB communities to the fore. We procure drugs and diagnostics.

We work together with our partners to create a world without TB.

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