Of the respondents, 44% are engaged with Working Groups. There were respondents from all of the Working groups of the Stop TB Partnership , the national platforms ( 15%) and the members of the Global Coalition of TB Activists (13%).
Partners initiates collaborative activities with other partners both at global and country level often with (15%) partners reaching out to others once a week, (20%) once a month, (25%) every 3 months and every 6 months. However (19%) of partners have never reached out to others for collaborative activities.
Some of the suggestions from Partners on improving the engagement of partners in decision-making process of the Stop TB Partnership include:
- The need to expand country partnership activity to engage a wider community. E.g. regular meetings with partners/ state focal points to update partners, improve engagement with WHO country offices and the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat.
- Regular and frequent communications with members by network/ platforms focal points, preferably translated materials as language is a huge barrier. Sustain the information sharing from the Secretariat to partners
- Capacity building opportunities i.e. community systems strengthening and exchange of experiences.