Stop TB Partnership

Stop TB Partnership Indonesia launches web site

6 December 2005 -- The Stop TB Partnership Indonesia web site will serve as a comprehensive public information tool for tuberculosis in Indonesia. The web site was launched in coordination with the first-ever Indonesian National TB Congress, that took place in Jakarta, Indonesia, 18-19 November 2005 -- . The TB Congress drew over 1000 health professionals, politicians, healthcare providers, NGO activists, and TB staff from throughout the country. The participants reviewed the national TB partnership movement, Gerdunas. Meeting agenda items included new mechanisms for supporting the 5-year national TB plan 2006-2010, progress and opportunities in clinical aspects of TB, community involvement, and the International Standards of TB Care. Indonesia launched Gerdunas in 1999. Indonesia was the first country in the world to establish a national Stop TB partnership.