The 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health will take place from 28 October - 1 November in Barcelona, Spain. The Union Conference is the world’s pre-eminent platform for announcing new scientific research on tuberculosis and other leading lung diseases affecting people living in poverty. The Stop TB Partnership, together with its partners will have a series of events during the week as detailed below. A comprehensive list of the Stop TB Partnership’s Working Group and Subgroup events can be found through this link.
Monday 27 October
9:00 - 6:00 PM: All Day Partners Meeting
Renewing the Fight Against TB: a dialogue on the Stop TB Partnership's overall work streams (morning), followed by deep dive sessions on the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020, global advocacy priorities, and a discussion on the theme for World TB Day 2015. For the agenda, please click here.
Stop TB Partnership
- Remarks - Dr Joanne Carter
- Board Constuency Dialogue Session Aaron Oxley.pdf
- Board Constituencies Dialogue Evan Lee.pdf
- Board Constuency Dialogue Session Austin Obiefuna.pdf
- TB REACH Session Jacob Creswell.pdf
- GDF Update Joel Keravec .pdf
- Communities Update Session Khaya Matsha-Carpenter.pdf
- World TB Day Session.pdf
- What Should We Fight For Session Colleen Daniels.pdf
- What Should We Fight For Session Fanny Voitzwinkler.pdf
- What Should We Fight For Session Granie Bridgen.pdf
- Partners Engagement Lucica Ditiu.pdf
10:30 - 11:45 AM: Global Burden of TB
This session is designed for working journalists who want to increase their knowledge and skills at developing stories on lung health and related issues, including TB and TB/HIV.
National Press Foundation
2:00 - 4:00 PM: Meeting of the Stop TB Partnership’s Core Group on Global Fund
The meeting aims to share and obtain feedback on Stop TB Partnership’s work on the Global Fund including successes, challenges, future plans and concerns. The meeting will be held at the Eurasia Room, Hotel Diagonal Zero.
Stop TB Partnership and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and TB
6:00 - 8:00 PM: The Human Spirit: Our Hope in the Fight Against Drug Resistant TB
This session will feature the testimony of Dr Thato Mosidi on her fight against XDR-TB, the story of Wena Moelich of working with communities against TB, and a short film, The Human Spirit Project with an introduction by project lead Jonathan Smith. Closing remarks will be made by Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health for South Africa & Chair of the Stop TB Board.
Global Drug-resistant TB Initiative (GDI) Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership
Tuesday 28 October
9:00 - 6:00 PM: Global TB Symposium
The Symposium includes a session on the Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 with an afternoon keynote address from Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health for South Africa & Chair of the Stop TB Board. The 2014 Kochon Prize will also be presented on the day.
WHO Global TB Department
7:00 PM: 3rd Union President’s Centennial Dinner
3rd Union President’s Centennial Dinner to support The Union Centennial Campaign
The 3rd President’s Centennial Dinner will be held at the Sala de la Cúpula Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Parc de Montjüic. To register, contact Amélie Guelton : email@example.com
Wednesday 29 October
9:00 - 6:00 PM: Global Plan to Stop TB 2016-2020 Task Force Meeting
Meeting of the Task Force to advance the work on the next Global Plan.
Stop TB Partnership
9:00 - 5:00 PM: Ensuring TB Commodities Supply at Community Level (workshop)
The workshop will examine how global mechanisms for supply chain contribute to the availability of TB medicines at community level.
Stop TB Partnership's Global Drug Facility/MSH/SIAPS
9:00 - 12:30 PM: Participatory development of guiding principles for migrant community-driven projects to eliminate TB
This workshop will provide an opportunity to collectively brainstorm, share and develop guidance for health community-driven projects targeting migrants. More information here.
LHL International, WHO (WPRO Office), IOM, Migrant Clinicians Network
9:00 - 12.30PM: Community-driven solutions to the MDR-TB epidemic in the European region
This session will be an opportunity for practitioners, NTP managers and communities from high burden MDR-TB countries to discuss and find ways to support TB prevention and care in the European region.
WHO Europe and TB Europe Coalition
1.30 - 5 PM: Civil Society, Tuberculosis and Global Fund Processes
This workshop will present how civil society organizations can engage in Global Fund processes effectively.
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria, Stop TB Partnership, TB Europe Coalition and Global Coalition of TB Activists
7:00 - 8:30 PM: Conference Opening Ceremony
Highlights include keynote addresses from Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health for South Africa & Chair of the Stop TB Board and Nick Herbert, MP Co-Chair of the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Global TB.
- Remarks - Hon Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health, South Africa
- Remarks - Hon Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, India
- Remarks - Hon Mr. Nick Herbert, Member of Parliament, UK
Thursday 30 October
9:00 - 5:30 PM: High Level Dialogue: Making the Global Fund's New Funding Model work for TB
This High Level Dialogue will feature an interactive Q&A with prominent speakers in health, development and financing including Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Health for South Africa & Chair of the Stop TB Board and Dr Mark Dybul.
For the agenda, please click here.
Stop TB Partnership
- 1.1 Investing for impact.pdf
- 2.1 Engagement of communities.pdf
- 2.2 CRG TB.pdf
- 3.1 Lessons learnt NFM.pdf
- 3.2 Lessons learnt TRP.pdf
- 3.3 Community engagement tools.pdf
- 3.4 CRG tools.pdf
6:00 - 8:00 PM: Zero Accountability: when action doesn't match the numbers
This symposium will focus on the current state of research and development for MDR-TB.
Treatment Action Group (TAG) and co-sponsored by the Stop TB Partnership, Partners in Health and Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health & Social Medicine
Friday 31 October
5:00 - 6:30 PM: Responding to MDR-TB from the group up: case studies on community-driven solutions
5:00 - 6:30 PM: Symposium on the Paediatric TB Drug Market
The symposium will address critical questions related to the paediatric TB drug market, provide updates on products in development, and discuss strategies to ensure uptake of the new treatments.
TB Alliance and UNITAID