Serving the most vulnerable: Increasing Access to
TB services for Key and Vulnerable Populations
8 November, Geneva, Switzerland – Stop TB Partnership launched the call for nominations for the Community Award 2023 under the theme - Serving the most vulnerable: Increasing Access to TB Services for Key and Vulnerable Populations.
Stop TB Partnership is the leading agency supporting the meaningful engagement of TB-affected communities and civil society in all aspects of the TB response. Each year, Stop TB Partnership recognizes significant contributions from TB-affected communities and civil society to the TB response in TB high-burden settings, with the Stop TB Partnership Community Award.
Over the last four years, this recognition has been for community-led monitoring, community mobilization for human rights, stigma, grassroots peer support, and TB community resilience in the face of COVID-19.
In 2023, Stop TB Partnership is again delighted to be joined by Humana People to People Foundation as the co-supporter of this unique award.
This year the focus is on increasing access to TB services for key and vulnerable populations (KVPs). In this context, it is essential to prioritize, reach, and involve key and vulnerable populations, aligning with the Global Plan to End TB 2023-2030, specifically Chapter 7, which highlights the importance of human rights, stigma reduction, addressing gender disparities, and enhancing support for key and vulnerable populations. We are committed to these principles in our TB response efforts, more info is on Stop TB Partnership webpage.
In addition, as of 2024 the Stop TB Partnership Board will include two seats to be occupied by members of the newly established TB Key and Vulnerable Populations constituency, in order to ensure these important voices are represented at the highest level.
As such, it makes perfect sense within this exceptional focus on KVP, to have the Stop TB Community award centered on organizations that are working towards ensuring that people with any vulnerability have access to TB services.
The successful nominee/s, chosen by the selection panel, will have contributed and can demonstrate meaningful impact, in the spirit of CRG, to increase access to TB services for KVPs by understanding, mitigating and overcoming barriers to TB services in furtherance of the principle of no one left behind.
How to Nominate
Please complete the nomination form, accessible here, by Midnight 1 December 2023. Incomplete nominations, or nominations received after this date, will not be considered.
A selection panel composed of representatives from the Stop TB Partnership, Humana and TB-affected community representatives who will jointly determine the Awardee/s.
The winners will be announced during the Stop TB Partnership Board Meeting in February 2024.
- The nominee should be a key and vulnerable population (KVP) affected by TB-led community or civil society organization or network.
- The nominee could also be a partnership between TB-affected KVP communities and/or civil society or civil society organizations (coalitions or partnerships including these groups can nominate).
- The nominee should have undertaken meaningful and impactful work relating to increasing access to TB service for one or more key and vulnerable population/s.
- The nominee should be working and registered in a TB high-burden country (if a network is not registered, they should have a Memorandum of Understanding with a registered organization in the country).
- The nominee, through work with KVPs, should demonstrate the strengthening of an equitable, rights-based TB response, that leaves nobody behind.
- The award winner will also need to explain how the prize money will be utilized to support TB KVPs.
All nominations will be reviewed by the selection panel. The scoring will be based on:
- Demonstration of TB community leadership in increasing access to TB services for KVPs.
- Significance and degree of the contribution and change made in the spirit of CRG, to increase access to TB services for KVPs by understanding, mitigating, and overcoming barriers to TB services in furtherance of the principle of no one left behind.
- Whether the work done if funded through a grant, leveraged existing resources, or was voluntary.