Meetings

19th Core Group Meeting of the Global TB/HIV Working Group
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (All day)

The World Health Organization convened the 19th Core Group meeting of the Global TB/HIV Working Group from 11th - 12th February 2014 in Washington DC. The meeting was co-chaired by Diane Havlir, the outgoing Chair of the Global TB/HIV Working Group and Ambassador Eric Goosby the new incoming Chair. Meeting participants critically reviewed the past ten years of global progress in implementation and science in preventing, diagnosing and treating HIV-associated TB. They also identified essential next steps including enablers for advancing the TB/HIV response particularly at country level to eliminate TB deaths among people living with HIV. Innovative ideas to address unmet research needs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB among people living with HIV were also shared for shaping the global research agenda. The detailed agenda and presentations can be found at the links below and a more detailed report will be posted up in due course.

Core Group Agenda | Meeting Report and Presentations

Regional TB/HIV Implementation Workshop and 18th Core Group Meeting of the Global TB/HIV Working Group
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 (All day) to Friday, April 12, 2013 (All day)

The World Health Organization, supported by the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), convened a regional TB/HIV Implementation Workshop followed by the 18th Core Group meeting of the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership from 10th – 12th April 2013 in Maputo, Mozambique. The event brought together more than 120 participants, comprising key international partners as well as regional and national HIV and TB stakeholders including community and civil society representatives from 14 countries in the African region. Countries represented included Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The aim of the workshop was to review progress in implementation and promote strategies to increase access to early ART for people living with HIV and active TB and to accelerate the scale-up of the Three Is for HIV/TB in the African Region. Participants also shared best practices and identified priority actions for scaling up, and monitoring and evaluating the implementation of collaborative TB/HIV activities.

The aim of the 18th Core Group Meeting, which was also attended by participants of the regional meeting and members of the Core Group was to assess the latest evidence, identify challenges and opportunities to eliminate TB deaths among people living with HIV. The meeting also discussed strategies to define the direction of the TB/HIV Working Group over the coming years. For more details please visit the links below. Reports of both meetings will be posted below in due course.

Core Group agenda | Core Group Meeting report | Presentations | Workshop agenda | Workshop report

17th Core Group Meeting of the TB/HIV Working Group
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 (All day) to Friday, November 11, 2011 (All day)

As part of a focus on the Western Pacific region and the People’s Republic of China for 2011, the Core Group of the TB/HIV Working Group held its annual meeting in Beijing from 9-11 November. The meeting was organized by the Secretariat, based at WHO Geneva, in collaboration with the WHO office in the People’s Republic of China and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the People's Republic of China. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Health of the People’s Republic of China, the meeting was attended by some 90 participants, comprising Core Group members and representatives from National TB and HIV programmes in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, the People's Republic of China and Viet Nam and from six high burden provinces in the People's Republic of China. In addition, representatives from key international technical and funding agencies in the region also attended. Meeting participants reviewed progress and shared experience in regional implementation and scale-up of collaborative TB/HIV activities, and learnt about the latest tools to support scale-up as well as breaking research developments.

Agenda EnglishChinese | List of Participants | Report EnglishChinese, | Presentations EnglishChinese

16th TB/HIV Core Group
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 (All day) to Friday, May 28, 2010 (All day)

The 16th meeting of the Core Group of the TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan from 26 - 28 May 2010, and hosted by the KNCV Kazakhstan. The meeting reviewed global and regional progress made on the implementation of collaborative TB/HIV activities, progress on implementation of infection control measures, the inter-linkage of drug resistant TB and HIV, prisons and drug use with an emphasis on the Central Asian context. The meeting, which was held in Russian and English, with simultaneous translation, was attended by TB and HIV programme managers or their representatives from four countries of the region (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan), as well as senior national representatives of intergovernmental agencies, communities living with the joint epidemics and major funding organisations.

Agenda | List of participants | Final Report (English and Russian) | Presentations | Progress on recommendations

15th TB/HIV Core Group
Tuesday, November 3, 2009 (All day) to Wednesday, November 4, 2009 (All day)
14th TB/HIV Core Group
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (All day) to Wednesday, November 12, 2008 (All day)
13th TB/HIV Core Group
Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 00:00
Workshop to build the capacity of civil society for people who use drugs
Thursday, June 10, 2010 (All day) to Friday, June 11, 2010 (All day)

The two day advocacy workshop familiarized participants with the integrated TB/HIV and harm reduction policy guide to address the problem of HIV associated TB among drug users, and how to catalyze implementation in countries with drug use problems which is critical to the health of drug users and contributes towards universal access of TB and HIV services for people living with HIV. The workshop held in Liverpool, UK from June 10-11, 2010 was highly interactive and participants developed a better understanding of the concerns and needs of the community of people who use drugs around TB and HIV and how best to respond to these needs. It also gave those attending an opportunity to network with each other and build momentum to catalyze implementation of a fully integrated approach based on the needs of people who use drugs in their countries and regions. The next steps are to develop strategies to enhance community mobilization for implementation of collaborative TB/HIV and drug user services and demand generation for the services.

Agenda | List of Participants | Presentations

Accelerating Advocacy on TB/HIV in the WHO European Region
Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 00:00

The one-day workshop prepared HIV and drug use civil society activists for active participation at the European Regional meeting on 16th-17th and to further advocate for increased access to collaborative TB/HIV services, particularly for people who use drugs in their own countries and throughout the region. The objectives of the workshop were to familiarize participants with the key facts about TB and TB/HIV, the relationship between TB and drug use, approaches to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB for people living with HIV and in people who use drugs. This was the third workshop of its kind and built on the experience of the previous two workshops held in Bangkok in November 2009 and in Liverpool in June 2010.

Agenda: EnglishRussian | List of Participants | Presentations

Civil Society Meeting for Accelerating Advocacy on TB/HIV in the Region of the Americas
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 00:00

On 6th July WHO, in collaboration with the Global TB/HIV Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership, regional members of civil society, Treatment Action Group and UNAIDS, convened a meeting aimed at empowering civil society from 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries to advocate for increased access to collaborative TB/HIV services in the region of the Americas.

The meeting aimed to facilitate regional networking opportunities among participants and translate their experiences and concerns about TB/HIV into needs-based advocacy recommendations, as well as to help identify key TB/HIV messages to advocate for during the two day meeting "Scaling-up the implementation of collaborative TB/HIV activities in the Region of the Americas" held subsequently between 7-8 July. For further details, please click on the links below:

Agenda EnglishSpanish | Call for Action EnglishSpanish | Presentations