Stop TB Partnership

Key Meetings

These pages contain information about current key meetings and meetings of historical significance to the partnership.

GeneXpert Procurement Stakeholder Meeting

28 October 2013 - Pasteur Institute

The Stop TB Partnership through its TB REACH and Global Drug Facility (GDF) facilities has been procuring GeneXpert technology since mid 2011. We have been happy to be able to look back on a positive track record of delivering GeneXpert machines, cartridges, accessories and related services, achieved in close coordination with the manufacturer, Cepheid Inc. (Cepheid HBDC). At the same time, as the supply processes advance and mature, challenges have been encountered in the supply chain, and further optimization by supply partners has been called for.

The event has been an opportunity to reflect on the past, share experiences, determine lessons learned, discuss topical issues and share new developments.

The report of the meeting will be available at a later date.




TB REACH/GDF Diagnostics procurement process (T. Vergès, J. Creswell)
GDF EXPANDx-TB- Xpert Stackholder Meeting October 2013.pdf
Creswell Xpert Paris Meeting 2013.pdf

Innovation in Xpert field implementation (A. Codlin)
CodlinXpert Innovation.pdf


Unified Xpert Forecasting Initiative (W. van Gemert)
3.van Gemert Unified forecasting.pdf


Plan for improvement in products, after sales service & warranty (Cepheid)
Cepheid_ Stakeholders Meeting Paris Oct28 2013.pdf

New opportunities for funding and engagement
Your role in the future of the Stop TB Partnership

31 October 2013 - Hotel Le Meridien, Paris, France

Following the approval of the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat’s Operational Strategy 2013-2015 and a series of governance reforms, the Stop TB Partnership has recently undergone a period of change and evolution.

This meeting, which was open to all people visiting Paris for the World Conference on Lung Health, presented a unique opportunity to discuss:

  • Secretariat priorities, including our advocacy, partnering and Global Fund engagement activities
  • Governance reform, including the new Coordinating Board structure, the new constituencies and how to engage with your constituency representative
  • Resources and funding opportunities, including
    • the ongoing TB REACH call for proposals
    • the next round of the Challenge Facility for Civil Society
    • access to quality assured first and second line drugs and diagnostics, including GeneXpert, through the Global Drug Facility



Introduction on the Operational Strategy of the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat (L. Ditiu)
Governance reform (A. Bloom)
Meet your constituency representatives (Aaron Oxley, Timur Abdullaev, Thokozile Beatrex Nkhoma, Austin Obiefuna, Evan Lee)
Partners’ engagement (E. Minelli)
Advocacy highlights and opportunities for engagement (J. Spicer, S. Nuttall)
Community involvement: Global Coalition of TB Activists, mapping of civil society (B. Kumar)
Challenge Facility for Civil Society: new call for proposals (J. Dietrich)
TB REACH: new call for proposals (J. Creswell)
Global Drug Facility: access to quality assured first and second line drugs and diagnostics (J. Keravec)
Global Fund engagement (S. Sahu)

Roadmap of upcoming global events