2014 Kochon Prize nomineesThree outstanding nominees up for prestigious award.
Stop TB Partnership at the Union ConferenceThe Union Conference is held in Barcelona this year.
Chair of the Stop TB Board in Washington and New YorkDr Aaron Motsoaledi emphasized the critical role of US support.
Invitation to partners at the UNION ConferenceJoin the Stop TB Partnership for an interactive conversation
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20 October - TB CARE I Coalition Wins USAID's New Challenge TB ProgramTB CARE I Coalition Wins USAID's New Challenge TB Program
20 October 2014 - The Hague, Netherlands - The coalition of organizations that currently carry out the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) TB CARE I program and two new partners have been selected to implement the new five year program ‘Challenge TB’. In the next five years USAID will invest 525 million dollars through this program, to accelerate the global fight against TB.
07 October - Three organizations shortlisted for prestigious 2014 Kochon PrizeThree organizations shortlisted for prestigious 2014 Kochon Prize
07 October 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - Three outstanding organizations have been shortlisted for the 2014 Kochon Prize. The theme for this year focused on innovators working with TB communities to reach the three million people who are missed every year.
06 October - Civil society, tuberculosis and Global Fund processesCivil society, tuberculosis and Global Fund processes
06 October 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, along with the Stop TB Partnership, TB Europe Coalition and the Global Coalition of TB Activists are holding a workshop on civil society, TB and Global Fund processes on 29 October.
06 October - Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: first workshop on...Poverty Reduction and Regional Integration: first workshop on the comparative analysis of SADC and UNASUR health policies (PRARI)
06 October 2014 - Argentina - The first workshop of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) Chapter took place on the 19th of June of this year. This event was organized by the International Relations Area at FLACSO Argentina. After the presentation of the project, the team discussed progress and challenges in regional cooperation in health in the UNASUR region.
03 October - USAID Announces "Challenge TB" Award to Fight TuberculosisUSAID Announces "Challenge TB" Award to Fight Tuberculosis
03 October 2014 - Washington, D.C. - USAID’s Office of Health, Infectious Diseases and Nutrition has awarded a five-year, cooperative agreement (up to $525 million) to a coalition of partners to implement the agency’s global tuberculosis strategy.
29 September - The Union announces complete programme of the 45th World...The Union announces complete programme of the 45th World Conference on Lung Health
29 September 2014 - Around 3000 attendees from government, civil society, the private sector and the research and academic communities are expected to convene in Barcelona from 28 October - 1 November.
29 September - TB Alliance and UNITAID to Host Symposium on the Pediatric...TB Alliance and UNITAID to Host Symposium on the Pediatric TB Drug Market
29 September 2014 - Tuberculosis is one of the top killers of children worldwide. However, despite the extent of the problem, child-friendly TB treatments, correctly dosed and properly formulated, are not available on the market. Despite the urgent need for child-friendly TB formulations, market barriers remain a challenge. As a result, care providers today have poor treatment options to help children suffering from tuberculosis.
29 September - Addressing childhood tuberculosis at Dar es Salaam’s Center...Addressing childhood tuberculosis at Dar es Salaam’s Center of Excellence
29 September 2014 - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - At Mwnanayamala Hospital’s TB Center of Excellence in Dar es Salaam, ICAP and its partners are reaching more children with life-saving treatment sooner. Fostering local expertise to respond to the demands of pediatric TB is an essential part of achieving the goal of ending TB deaths.
29 September - Aeras partners with organizations in Zambia and Kenya to...Aeras partners with organizations in Zambia and Kenya to conduct TB Vaccine Advocacy Workshops
29 September 2014 - At the centre of the work of developing TB vaccines is advocacy. Different constituencies need to know why there is a need for a TB vaccine and how they can be involved in this noble initiative. Aeras has been actively involved in creating awareness on TB the need for TB vaccines and the potential benefits that a vaccine would bring in the fight against TB.
29 September - Tuberculosis infection prevention and control as a priority...Tuberculosis infection prevention and control as a priority in Côte d’Ivoire
29 September 2014 - Côte d’Ivoire - Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health concern in Côte d’Ivoire, a country located in West Africa. Reported cases of TB increase by 3.5% annually. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), TB incidence in Côte d’Ivoire was estimated at 191 cases per 100,000 people in 2012.
26 September - CHMI and IRD hold capacity building workshop to transition...CHMI and IRD hold capacity building workshop to transition from donor funding to sustainable social business models
26 September 2014 - Amman, Jordan - Representatives from Interactive Research and Development (IRD), in partnership with the Center for Health Market Innovations (CHMI) - a project managed by Results for Development Institute (R4D) - and the TBXpert Initiative, organized a four day, regional workshop from 18-22 September to build the capacity of private sector, low-cost Lung Health and Diabetes centers to transition from donor funding to sustainable social business models.
25 September - UNITAID Call for Letters of IntentUNITAID Call for Letters of Intent
25 September 2014 - Geneva, Switzerland - UNITAID is pleased to announce the third Call for Letters of Intent (LOI) of its 2013-2016 strategic period, details for which are available here.
25 September - Collaboration Offers A Treatment Adherence Solution for Mobile...Collaboration Offers A Treatment Adherence Solution for Mobile Populations
25, September 2014 - Pretoria/Geneva - One of the challenges affecting southern Africa is the impact of population mobility on adherence to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) treatment. Migrants and mobile populations are more likely to default because of a number of challenges, including a lack of access to health facilities when they relocate and differences in treatment protocols which makes it difficult for them to get drug refills. This increases the risk of developing and passing on multi-drug resistant strains of these diseases which are costly and more difficult to treat.
24 September - Chair of the Stop TB Coordinating Board Advocates for TB and...Chair of the Stop TB Coordinating Board Advocates for TB and TB-HIV Investment and Political Priority in Washington and New York
24 September 2014 - New York, USA - The Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board and South Africa Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, concluded a series of high-level meetings in Washington and New York on the margins of the opening of the UN General Assembly this week.
23 September - Afro Global Alliance Ghana holds training workshop on Global...Afro Global Alliance Ghana holds training workshop on Global Fund’s New Funding Model
23 September 2014 - Accra, Ghana - The Afro Global Alliance Ghana in collaboration with the West African AIDS Foundation, Stop TB Partnership Ghana, Network of People Living with HIV along with the TB Voice Network held a training workshop on the Global Fund’s New Funding Model for key affected populations, people living and affected by the disease and civil society organizations. The workshop focussed on country coordinating mechanisms (CCM) to effectively engage in country dialogue on the National Strategic Plan and the Global Fund’s single TB-HIV joint concept note development. The workshop and consultative dialogue meeting was supported by the Communities, Rights and Gender Technical Assistant from the Global Stop TB Partnership.
23 September - New MSF Study: Collaborative Blogging Helps People Living With TBNew MSF Study: Collaborative Blogging Helps People Living With TB
September 23, 2014 - London/Geneva - A study published this week in PLOS ONE by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) highlights the potential for social media to support patients undergoing treatment for multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB). The qualitative research examined the experiences of patients and health staff involved in the ‘TB & ME’ collaborative blogging project for patients undergoing treatment for MDR and XDR TB around the world. TB&ME gives MDR-TB patients an opportunity to tell the world about the issues which affect their lives, about how treatment and services could be improved and how it feels to have this disease.
23 September - Training for prison officers & prisoners in Zambia: Challenge Facility...Training for prison officers & prisoners in Zambia: Challenge Facility for Civil Society
23 September, 2014 - Kabwe, Zambia / Geneva - A Zambia-based organization Chichetekelo Outreach Partners in Kabwe, received a grant of $20,000 from the Stop TB Partnership’s Challenge Facility For Civil Society. The organization has so far received the first allocation of $10,000 and has been implementing activities since August 2014.
23 September - KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation launches young scholarship programmeKNCV Tuberculosis Foundation launches young scholarship programme
September 23, 2014 - Amsterdam/Geneva - KNCV has started a young scholarship program to recruit a young professional. This program is a part of several KNCV initiatives designed to encourage the exchange of ideas between seasoned clinicians, researchers and young professionals who bring complementary talents to our organization and to our field. The scholarship program will give the young professional an opportunity to work for one year with senior professionals based in the different KNCV offices and with KNCV partner organizations. He or she will learn on the job to develop key competencies of a successful TB control professional. In turn, we hope the young professional will bring in fresh ideas and critical questions, thus inspiring our colleagues at KNCV.
22 September - Eli Lilly holds the Digital Advocacy Institute’s First Annual ConferenceEli Lilly holds the Digital Advocacy Institute’s First Annual Conference
22 September 2014 - Eli Lilly and Company are holding an inaugural Digital Advocacy Institute Conference that aims to make sure health advocates have the resources to take advantage of the tools they need to elevate their digital conversation. The day will include opportunities to discuss best practices, build and grow your network, and learn from some of the top digital advocacy practitioners. The Digital Advocacy Institute was founded with the belief that digital engagement will help shape the future of the health sector.
19 September - Stop TB Partnership at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung HealthStop TB Partnership at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health
I hope you have had a good summer and a relaxing break over the holidays. As we steer ahead with preparations for the trip and participation at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, I am happy to share with you an overview of the events that we are planning in collaboration with you. We will be more than happy to include any other events (that you would like to see highlighted). Please do notify us to include in the updated schedule that we will send out closer to the start of the Conference.
19 September - Strengthening TB laboratory systems through Project HOPEStrengthening TB laboratory systems through Project HOPE
September 19, 2014 - Dushanbe, Tajikistan / Geneva - The USAID Quality Health Care Project in Tajikistan, conducted a National Laboratory Round Table that gathered laboratory managers, workers, regional TB managers, clinicians and representatives of TB partner organizations to discuss achievements and challenges of TB Lab network, the results of implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS) and the rational use of available laboratory resources.
19 September - TB Alliance and UNITAID to Host Symposium on the Paediatric TB Drug MarketTB Alliance and UNITAID to Host Symposium on the Paediatric TB Drug Market
September 19, 2014 - New York / Geneva - Tuberculosis is one of the top killers of children worldwide. However, despite the extent of the problem, child-friendly TB treatments, correctly dosed and properly formulated, are not available on the market. Despite the urgent need for child-friendly TB formulations, market barriers remain a challenge. As a result, care providers today have poor treatment options to help children suffering from tuberculosis.
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The Stop TB Partnership is leading the way to a world without tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is curable but still kills three people every minute. Our mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all. Our partners are a collective force that is transforming the fight against TB in more than 100 countries. They include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.