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2nd Meeting of the Stop TB Pakistan, Punjab chapter, Strategic Working group
Newsletter 18th September, 2017

A second meeting of Stop TB Pakistan (STP), Punjab Chapter, Strategic Working Group (SWG) (Technical Wing) was organized to review progress made with emphasis on financial allocation for TB Control in the annual budget of the Government of Punjab Province approved for the year 2017-2018. Read more....

Industrial Workers Initiative for TB diagnosis and treatment
Newsletter 8th September ,2017

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) and Community Health Solutions (subsidiary of Indus Hospital Karachi) for a joint project of Industrial Workers Initiative for TB diagnosis and Treatment. The project will cover industrial workers and their families for TB screening and treatment. Read more....

Strategic Working Group Sindh chapter of Stop TB Pakistan meeting

A review meeting of the Stop TB Pakistan Strategic Working Group (SWG) Sindh Chapter was held on the 7th August 2017 in Karachi. The SWG comprises of Stop TB Pakistan, Civil Society Organization, Electronic & Print Media, Provincial TB Program, Patient Group, corporate & business group, Human Rights organization, Academia and research organizations representatives. The focus of the meeting was for development of local funds from private sector and an increased share of the Government of Sindh Province for TB Control. Read more....

Coordination Group for TB REACH grantees in Pakistan launched
Newsletter 7th August,2017

Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) organized a meeting of the TB REACH grantees in Pakistan on 7th August 2017 at Pearl Continental Hotel Karachi. Representatives of the TB REACH (Wave-5) grantees in Pakistan namely Mercy Corps Pakistan, Interactive Health Solutions, Bridge Consultants Foundation were invited to present their projects and progress. During the meeting, a Coordination Group for TB REACH grantees in Pakistan was formed, to facilitate links between grantees, TB Control Program and stakeholders. Read more....

Update on media engagement in TB
Newsletter 7th June,2017

A consultative meeting of the Stop TB Pakistan (STP) Core Committee, National TB Program (NTP) and Mercy Corps and with Key Media persons was organized to review the media awareness campaign. The purpose of the consultation was to provide TB awareness to media and discuss the strategy to utilize the potential of Pakistan’s vibrant and diversified media network together with stakeholders. Read more....

Partnering with Media to End TB in Pakistan
Newsletter 24th May,2017

A consultative workshop "Partnering with Media to End TB in Pakistan" was organized by Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) with the support of Mercy Corps in Islamabad with key journalists and media persons. One of the renowned media personalities in the country, Ms. Kanwal Naseer was the chief guest on the occasion and representatives of national and provincial TB control programs also attended the workshop. Read more....

Advocacy Program with School Owners and Churches for involvement of Youth in increasing awareness on TB.
Newsletter 25th April,2017

Stop TB Pakistan has launched an advocacy program with school owners and churches for involvement of students in increasing awareness of TB and fund raising for TB patients in Pakistan. The salient feature of the campaign is through a Stop TB Pakistan designed and printed "Stamp Ticket" of denomination Rupees 10/-. Read more....

World TB Day 2017 commemorated in various parts of Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan

World TB Day 2017 was commemorated in Pakistan with great enthusiasm and increased public participation this year. It was special due to a new campaign "Light up the world for TB" this year, Stop TB Partnership, Geneva Switzerland. The main purpose of the campaign is to draw attention of general public, communities all over the world to understand the threat of TB epidemic. Pakistan is a high TB burden country and stands 5th on the WHO list of high burden countries. There are several successes achieved over the years by better planning and smart strategies being adopted by the stakeholders in Pakistan.

Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) in coordination with its provincial chapters and partners Provincial TB Programs and National TB Program organized the campaign and made arrangements for lighting up the public buildings, national monuments and heritage sites in the country.

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Stop TB Partnership Nigeria visits Minister of Health, Nigeria
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Nigeria

Stop TB Partnership Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to the Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole on Monday, 17 October 2016. About 10 delegates from the Board of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria were at the meeting, other people in attendance included staff of the Federal Ministry of Health and the National TB Programme including the NTP Manager, Dr. Adebola Lawanson.

On behalf of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, Prof. Lovett Lawson - its Board Chair, provided background on Stop TB Partnership Nigeria, its achievements till date, its complementary role and plans. The Minister express his appreciation of the contribution of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria towards ending TB in the country and also promises to work with all stakeholders including Stop TB Partnership Nigeria to end TB in the country.

Stop TB Pakistan : National Consultation Workshop on Childhood TB
Newsletter; 6-7th September, 2016

A national consultation workshop on childhood TB was organized by Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) at Serena Hotel Islamabad, Pakistan on 6-7th September 2016 in coordination with Mercy Corps Pakistan, NTP Pakistan, WHO-EMRO & TB Alliance. The national workshop on childhood TB provided the stakeholders an opportunity to engage the various stakeholders (NTP, MCH, NGOs, pediatric association, Pakistan Chest Society, the provincial TB Programs and PGs) and to jointly plan for the scale-up of childhood TB activities. Read more....

Fund raising musical concert for TB organized in Pakistan
Newsletter; 10th October, 2016

Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) organized its first Fund Raising Musical Concert at Ojha Campus, Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi on 10th October 2016. At the start of the show, Prof. Masood Hameed Khan (Chairman) STP discussed the major problems of shortage of sufficient funds for TB Control in Pakistan. Organizing such events serves as an opportunity to disseminate knowledge of TB and the threats it poses to our society and at the same time generate funds for the welfare of the poor TB patients. Read more....

Courtesy Visit by Stop TB Partnership Nigeria to Dr. Adebola Lawanson - the new National Coordinator NTBLCP

Submitted by Stop TB Partnership, Nigeria : Friday, 9 September 2016

The Stop TB Partnership Nigeria paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Adebola Lawanson - the new National Coordinator of National TB and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) on Friday, 9 Sept. 2016.

The delegation from Stop TB Partnership Nigeria was led by the Board Chair, Prof. Lovett Lawson and others in attendance include Dr. Queen Ogbuji (ARFH and 2nd Vice Chair); Dr. Temitayo Odusote (USAID); Dr. Bethrand Odume (US-CDC); Mayowa Joel (CfDC and Executive Secretary). While NTBLCP was represented by Dr. Adebola Lawanson and some other staff members.

The delegation from Stop TB Partnership Nigeria shared the background on the Partnership and provided update on its activities, achievements and potentials. Dr. Lawanson was happy about to know more about Stop TB Partnership Nigeria especially its role in complementing the efforts of the government and other stakeholders to end TB in Nigeria. While appreciating the efforts of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria so far, Dr Lawanson also challenged the Partnership on the need to do more especially to increase community awareness on TB, increase political profile of TB and advocate for increased domestic resources. She also promised to work with Stop TB Partnership Nigeria to achieve the vision of a Nigeria free of TB.

More photos are available on the Facebook page of Stop TB Partnership Nigeria

New office/ Secretariat of the Stop TB Pakistan opened
July 22, 2016 : Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan

Stop TB Pakistan (STP) (National Partnership) has opened its new Head Office/ Secretariat at Kavish Crown Plaza, Main Shahra-e-Faisal, Karachi. The official opening of the new office was performed by Prof.Masood Hameed Khan (Chairman, STP) by cutting the ribbon at the door of the office and attended by the members of the coordinating board of STP. Read more....

Stop TB Pakistan and the Church of Pakistan collaborate to fight TB
Submitted on June 28, 2016

A delegation from the Stop TB Pakistan National Partnership led by Dr. Syed Sharaf Ali Shah (Vice Chairman) visited the Church of Pakistan last month and met with Honorable Bishop Sadiq Daniel. The purpose of the meeting was to explore how Stop TB Pakistan can engage with minorities and motivate them to participate in the fight against TB. Read more....

Consultation Meeting to Develop Stop TB Pakistan’s Work Plan 2016-17
Submitted by the Stop TB Pakistan

On 3rd June 2016, in Islamabad, The Stop TB Pakistan National Partnership held a consultation meeting to develop their work plan for 2016-17. The meeting aimed to align Stop TB Pakistan with the Global Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to End TB 2016- 2020 and was called after reviewing the National Strategic Plan 2020 of the National TB Programme (NTP) in this light. Read more....

Support by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) to Stop TB Pakistan for a health project

A meeting of Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) and the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) was held in the Federation House at Clifton Karachi on the 26th of May. Dr. Syed Sharaf Ali Shah presented the Stop TB Pakistan’s role, vision and mission in the light of the “Global Plan to End TB: The Paradigm Shift 2016 -2020” of the Stop TB Partnership Global, Geneva-Switzerland. Dr. Zubair Mirza and Mr. Muhammad Hanif Gohar on behalf of the FPCCI assured their full support for the national cause. Mr. Hanif Gohar talking on the occasion said that FPCCI will give a health project to National Partnership. Read more....

Stop TB Pakistan and National TB Control Program participation in the "CHESTCON 2016" Biennial conference of the Pakistan Chest Society
Submitted by the Stop TB Pakistan

Pakistan Chest Society, a partner of the national Partnership , Stop TB Pakistan , every second year organizes a mega event, the biennial conference known as “CHESTCON. This year CHESTCON was organized at Pearl Continental Hotel, Lahore-Punjab, Pakistan. Stop TB Pakistan in coordination with the National TB Control Program Pakistan and STP’s Provincial Office Punjab, participated and hold a stall for advocacy and lobbying. The mega event offers a wonderful opportunity for STP & NTP to lobby with the national & international visiting delegates. Information on TB was shared in both, printed and visual form. Dr. Ejaz Qadeer, Manager, NTP and Dr. Iqtidar Ahmed (Executive Secretary, Hon.) STP met with the stakeholders and visitors and had several meetings on various issues relating to TB control in Pakistan. They distributed the printed materials among visitors and answered their queries.

A small poster with huge difference - World TB Day 24th March 2016 Poster by Saylani Welfare International Trust Pakistan
Submitted by the Stop TB Pakistan

Karachi 24th March 2016:Philanthropists in are playing a major role in Pakistani society by facilitating poor and the needy ones. Our partner Saylani Welfare International Trust is serving the poor and the distressed people of our society since 5th May 1999. Saylani Welfare International Trust has organized 63 different sectors to sort out the problems of the ones who are in need. The poster displayed at the left side of this paper is a small gesture in support of both the cause and for the sake of public awareness regarding Tuberculosis (TB). The effort may look small but the message is far reaching into our society. The poster will serve to boost a far reaching effect and creates curiosity amongst the common man to know more about the TB disease. We are thankful to the organizers of Saylani Welfare International Trust for helping the local & international authorities in spreading the voice against TB. Stop TB Pakistan and Saylani Welfare International Trust together, are planning to jointly hold future projects for control over TB, all over Pakistan.

Newsletter from Stop TB Pakistan’s Punjab, Sind, KPK & Baluchistan Provincial Offices on 24th March 2016 "World TB Day"
Submitted by the Stop TB Pakistan

Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) recently completed its first phase of expansion, by assigning Provincial Coordinators & Focal Persons in four provinces of Pakistan i.e., Sindh, Punjab, KPK and Baluchistan. As such, the new coordinators and focal persons immediately after taking responsibilities got involved in the preparations of the World TB Day celebrations. In this connection, World TB Day programs i.e., walk-a-cause, rallies, meetings etc., were organized by the newly assigned coordinator and focal persons in their respective provinces in coordination with their respective PTPs and NGOs working for control over spread of TB diseases. This year the focus was on “End TB” strategy and slogan, raised by the world community. In their speeches and talks, STP coordinators and focal persons emphasized that, Pakistan is a high TB burden country and lots of work still needs to be done, both at private and public level. A coordinated effort of all sections of the Pakistani society is absolutely essential, including political leadership.

World TB Day 2016 in Pakistan

Submitted by the Stop TB Pakistan

Newsletter 25th March 2016, Karachi-Pakistan:Every year 24th March is commemorated all over the world as "World TB Day". This year it became special due to the slogan of “End TB”, the change in global strategy popularly known as Paradigm Shift. The global slogan to END TB has provided a great deal of motivation to the general public and especially organizations involved in social mobilization against the spread of TB diseases in Pakistan. The same spirit was observed in the general public during Walk-a-Cause at Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan. Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) participated with its contingent and banners printed with “END TB” slogans. This year the encouraging aspect for the Stop TB Pakistan was the participation of the philanthropists and corporate entrepreneurs in numbers. Mr. Nasir Rizwan Hashmi (Businessman) & Coordinator Corporate & Business Group STP along with Prof., Masood Hameed Khan, Chairman STP lead the Walk. Large number of youth and students from the schools and colleges, besides general public participated in the Walk-a-Cause. Mrs. Reema Khan (Pakistan Celebrity, Film Star) was the Chief Guest of the Walk-a-Cause.

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Newsletter - March 2016, Karachi:

A meeting of the Executive Committee of Stop TB Pakistan (National Partnership) was held on 3rd March 2016 at Hotel Regent Plaza, Karachi. The meeting was chaired by Prof.Masood Hameed Khan, Chairman, STP and Chief Patron, Mr. Muhammad Shabbir (entrepreneur)was the guest of honour. The meeting was organized to review Fund Raising Campaign, Calendar of Events 2016 of STP, expansion & further organization in the entire country and Formation of Technical Working Group of STP. Read more....

Stop TB USA: World TB Day Statement 2016

March 21, 2016

Expansion of the Stop TB Pakistan

Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan

Stop TB Pakistan registered as an independent entity in 2015 and are continuously striving to maximize the participation from all corners and expanding the national platform in the entire country.

Currently they have assigned provincial coordinators and focal persons in four provinces of Pakistan, i.e., Sindh, Punjab, KPK & Baluchistan. The provincial coordinators and focal persons will play a vital role in organizing Stop TB Pakistan in all provinces and shall open fully functional offices with coordination of the national office. In order to assign them their responsibilities, Stop TB Pakistan had organized an Executive Committee Meeting in Karachi on 3rd March 2016 at the Regent Plaza Hotel.

Participants from the civil society, Mr. Muhammad Shabbir, Chairman, Gulf Mineral FZE (Pvt.), Ltd. Chief Patron of Stop TB Pakistan and Mr. Nasir Rizwan Hashmi, enterprenuer and coordinator of the corporate & business group of the Partnership also took part in the deliberations. The meeting was successful in meeting the objectives set forth. The provincial coordinators and technical focal person were extremely motivated and provided their input regarding provincial offices setup. They are eager to take the responsibility of organizing the Stop TB Pakistan in their respective provinces. Besides this, there were various important matters discussed and finalized. Stop TB Pakistan is moving ahead and have gained remarkable ground in the short space of time including engagement with the corporate & business sector

Operation ASHA a partner of the Partnership for TB Care and Control, India has launched a 3-month long campaign in January with Youth Ki Awaaz, to create awareness about the world's biggest infectious disease killer, Tuberculosis, which still claims over 1.5 million lives every year across the world. Read more....

Media Briefing of the Stop TB Partnership Nigeria

Stop TB Partnership Nigeria held its first Media Briefing in Abuja on Thursday, 28 January.? Over 25 media representatives were at the event including notable TV and Radio stations, and print and online media. The event was an opportunity to interact with the media representatives, brief them on the activities and plans of the Partnership and also share the news of the acceptance of Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari - the Wife of the President - to champion the efforts to end TB in Nigeria.

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Workshop on implementation of New TB Drug and Regimen for Drug Resistant TB Treatment in Vietnam

A workshop on implementation of new TB drug Bedaquiline and the regimen for drug resistant TB Treatment in Vietnam was held at the Vietnam National Lung hospital on December 15 as part of partnership project implemented by National TB Control Program, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Janssen Therapeutics of Johnson & Johnson Read more... [.pdf].

Orientation of the India Country Coordinating Mechanism

Submitted by the Partnership for TB care and Control in India- Rainbow TB Forum

03 December 2015, New Delhi - The national oversight for the Global Fund (GF) grants in India, the India Country Coordinating Mechanism (I-CCM) held a two day orientation of the newly elected CCM members in New Delhi, bringing together the CCM members elected for the years 2015 to 2018.

The two-day orientation briefed the attendees on the terms of reference, mandate, general principles, and the functions of CCM as well as the roles and responsibilities expected from the members during their three-year term. More importantly, the meeting discussed the Oversight Plan, which aims for a coherent, transparent, and responsible implementation of the Global Fund in the country. Read more....

Meeting of the Core Group of Stop TB Pakistan held on 19th November 2015:

November 19, 2015 Karachi-Pakistan: A meeting of the Core Group of the Stop TB Pakistan was held on 19th November 2015 at Dow International Medical College, Ojha Campus. The meeting was chaired by Prof., Masood Hameed Khan and attended by the core group members, Dr. Sharaf Ali Shah (Vice Chairman), Dr. Iqtidar Ahmed (Executive Secretary Hon.), Dr. Shahina Qayyum (Treasurer Hon.), Dr. Mirza Saifullah Baig (Technical Coordinator), Mr. Arif Zuberi (Media Coordinator) and guest observer Mr. Nasir Rizwan Hashmi (Businessman). Read more....

Tuberculosis is theme in international meeting at the Brazilian Congress

Submitted by Secretariat of the Stop TB Partnership, Brazil

08 October 2015, Brasilia - Tuberculosis is the biggest killing infectious disease in the world. We have accomplished many advances to control it worldwide, but if we continue in this pace, it will take us at least 200 years to eliminate the disease.” This is the opening line of the British Member of Parliament Nick Herbert, who was at the Brazilian Congress to call upon the importance of TB control in the world. Read more... [.pdf].

Nigeria Stop TB Partnership website launched

Submitted by Dr. Olanrewaju Oladimeji , Nigeria Stop TB Partnership Secretariat.

The Nigeria Stop TB Partnership (NSTBP) has officially launched their website,, at a board meeting held at the KNCV Head office in Abuja.

The website was officially launched by the National Coordinator, National TB and Leprosy Control Programme, Dr. Gabriel Akang, and Co-launched by Dr. Gidado Mustapha, Country Representative, KNCV TB Foundation.

The website was designed by an organization, Social Good Nigeria ( and the domain registration and hosting was sponsored by the Center for Community HealthCare, Research and Development, CCHRAD (

The NSTBP website was created to aid efforts at ending TB totally in Nigeria and globally. The website will provide robust information on TB activities in Nigeria, and act as an advocacy tool in creating awareness in Nigeria and globally.

You can also like them on their Facebook page

Thiago Silva: more than a football player, a TB champion

Submitted by Stop TB partnership Brazil

The National TB Control Programme, Brazilian Ministry of Health has launched a national tuberculosis campaign in August 2015 featuring Thiago Silvia, Brazilian footballer.

Through the years, these national campaigns have been improved and adapted to the Brazilian context. Last year, a famous Brazilian singer Thiaguinho made public his TB diagnosis and treatment, followed the cure, and starred in the National Campaign as a TB champion . His popularity helped to spread the message through the different means of social media.

This year the campaign will inform people that TB still exists and it can be cured, focusing on elimination rather than control. Read more... [.pdf].

6th National Scientific Conference on Lung Health

Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Viet Nam

The 6th National Scientific Conference on Lung Health hosted by Vietnam association against Tuberculosis & Lung diseases and Vietnam National Lung hospital, was held at Eden Plaza in Danang, Vietnam on 21-22 August 2015. The conference theme was "Good control of respiratory diseases from hospital to community" which was a continuation of APRC2013’s theme "Optimal use of new technology and approach in Lung health".

The conference welcomed A/Prof. Nguyen Thi Xuyen - Vice Minister of Ministry of Health, Prof. Pham Manh Hung - president of Vietnam Medical Association; A/Prof. Dinh Ngoc Sy - president of Vietnam Association Against TB and Lung diseases (VATLD), A/Prof. Nguyen Viet Nhung - Manager of the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) cum Director of National Lung Hospital, with the participation of over 700 delegates, including representatives of the provincial NTPs, nation-wide and international organizations/associations/NGOs such as PATH, CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), FIND, KNCV, PSI, WHO, Woolcock, Vietnam Women Union, Vietnam Farmer Union . The conference also attracted many pharmaceutical firms & medical equipment companies exhibiting their products and advertising their trademark, which was a good opportunity for all delegates in exchanging research and practical information in TB and lung diseases. Read more... [.pdf].

Stop TB Partnership KOREA appoints a new chair of its cooperation committee.

Submitted by the Stop TB Partnership Korea

Stop TB Partnership KOREA (under the Korean National Tuberculosis Association) announces the appointment of Mr. Kim Myung Yeon as the new Chairman of its cooperation committee in an appointment ceremony held on the 1st September, 2015 in Seoul.

Mr. Kim is an incumbent member of the Korea national assembly and has been serving to improve health care systems and circumstances of the underprivileged people, especially for TB patients. Read more [.pdf].

Parliamentarians Leading the Fight against Tuberculosis in Pakistan.

News from Stop TB Partnership Pakistan, 6th July 2015, Quetta, Balochistan-Pakistan

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with Provincial TB Programme Balochistan organized the second meeting of the five designed to engage Pakistan's political leadership for control of Tuberculosis in Pakistan. The meeting was held at Quetta Serena Hotel on 6th July 2015. This meeting was attended by a group of Parliamentarians lead by the Honorable Minister for Health, Government of Balochistan, Mr. Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch. During the meeting, Barcelona Declaration was signed by the Minister for Health and other MPA's from the Province. At the end of the meeting, in his speech Mr. Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch assured his full support for the legislation in the province of Balochistan for control of TB.

This is the second successful meeting of its kind held in Pakistan, where parliamentarians have shown there over whelming support for the cause and signed the Barcelona Declaration.

Nigeria Stop TB Partnership Board Meeting held in Abuja

The meeting of the Board of the Nigeria Stop TB Partnership was held on the 25th of June at the Mansel conference room, Zankli Medical Center, Utako, Abuja. The meeting was Chair by the Chairman of The Board Professor Lovett Lawson and had 15 members in attendance. Some of the important points discussed were the activation of the website, CAC registration of the organization, opening of the organization account, funding for the Secretariat and other activities, presentation of the Work Plan , appointment of the Executive Secretary, Financial Secretary as well as sub-committee chairs and the strategic engagement of the members of Parliament in TB care and control in Nigeria.

View the Work Plan of the Nigeria Partnership

For more details kindly write to Dr. Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Secretariat Nigeria STBP

Introducing New executive, Board Members and Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Stop TB partnership to you

Nigeria Stop TB Partnership was established to create a massive movement of organizations with individuals committed to the fight against TB in order to "work-our-talk" bolster action and leverage resources for TB elimination by 2050. In 2007 a task force was set up to develop the constitution, a strategic plan and to conduct elections of executive members of the Partnership.

Election of the new Executive Members of the Nigeria Stop TB Partnership was concluded in May 2015 with the inauguration of the new body on the 13th - 14th May. The election was conducted by an electoral committee who received 30 nominations from different organizations being categorized into nine constituencies and had used the secret ballot system for voting.

Professor Lovett Lawson was elected Chairman of the Executive Board and chaired the first meeting. He offered an office space at the Zankli Medical Centre for a temporary secretariat office and the help of Dr. Olanrewaju Oladimeji who was appointed as the secretary of the board.

See list of Board members.

HIV/TB Gender Assessment Workshop : Building capacity for TB activists to advance gender equality through Global Fund and national Programmes

A workshop was organized was to strengthen the capacity of TB activists and gender equality advocates to integrate gender equality perspectives in TB and HIV national programme planning.

The workshop was also an opportunity to ensure that key advocates understood and are able to use the new TB/HIV Gender Assessment Tool as well as contribute to the development of the "Cheat sheet" with gendered interventions that will support programming on TB and TB/HIV from a gender equality perspective. Read more [.pdf].

World TB Day 2015 in Pakistan
Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with Punjab Tuberculosis Programme (PTP), Sindh and Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases Karachi Pakistan celebrated the World TB Day 2015. Read more....

Joint events of the national and European TB coalitions to Stop TB in Tajikistan

Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Tajikistan

A delegation from the TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) visited Tajikistan from the 13 to 20 April with the objective of strengthening comprehensive cooperation in the fight against TB. The TBEC together with Stop TB Partnership Tajikistan (STBPT) conducted important meetings with 14 concerned ministries, offices and international and local organizations to enhance TB care and control in Tajikistan. Read more....

News from Stop TB Partnership Pakistan, Karachi dated 15-04-2015

A series of meetings "Parliamentarians Leading the Fight against Tuberculosis in Pakistan" is being organized by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with PTP Sindh designed to engage Pakistan's political leadership in the fight against TB, keeping in view the Barcelona Declaration. The first of these meetings was held in Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi with Parliamentarians of Sindh Province and was attended by the Chief Guest, Syeda Shahla Raza, Deputy Speaker, Sindh Assembly along with Minister for Industries & Chairman of the Health Parliamentary Committee, Dr. Sohrab Khan Sarki, representatives of the Parliamentarians Women Caucus and other MPAs of Sindh Assembly. All the participating Parliamentarians took keen interest in the briefing provided by the representatives of the WHO EMRO Cairo-Egypt via video link followed by NTP & PTP Sind representatives. Leading the parliamentarians, Syeda Shahla Raza Deputy Speaker, Sindh Assembly assured firm commitment and future cooperation towards the cause. During the meeting Barcelona Declaration was signed by the Parliamentarians.

World TB Day Joint Op-ed by Members of Parliament Nick Herbert ( United Kingdom) and Antonio Brito ( Brazil)

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil

Great results for Stop TB Italia three-year project in support of the tuberculosis control program in the health district of Dioffior, Senegal

Activities in the health district of Dioffior are held regularly and in line with expectations; each month the local counterpart forwarded reports to the Stop TB Italia that list information about patients discovered and included in the aid program, the women (badieu n’gox) who take charge of the patients, the communication activities and the awareness campaign launched by women in the villages alonwith the expenses incurred for these activities. Result are better previous years with more than 25% of cases detected and 100% treatment completion rates. Read more....

Le suoniamo alla tubercolosi Stop TB Italia prepares for World TB Day 2015

For the upcoming World TB Day 2015 Stop TB Italia has planned activities and events, both scientific and celebratory , in different cities: Lugano, Milan, Turin, Ferrara and Bari. Join them....

Stop TB Brazil 10 years celebration

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - November 2014

On 27 and 28 November, members of Stop TB Brazil were assembled to celebrate its 10 years of creation. The importance of the partnership was highlighted as a national articulation and mobilization body, among government and civil society, strengthening TB social control in the Unified Health System agenda. Read more....

First National TB Patient Symposium in Pakistan

Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - November 2014

The National TB Control Program (NTP), Ministry of National Health Services Regulation & Coordination organized a First National TB Patient Symposium on 23 October 2014 in Islamabad. More than 80 people with TB from all over the provinces, Provincial TB Control Managers, leading Public health experts, pulmonologists and media representatives attendedTB the Symposium. Read more....

TB is a notifiable disease in the province of Sindh in Pakistan

Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - November 2014

The legislative assembly of Province of Sindh in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 10th November 2014 passed the Act titled as Sindh Tuberculosis Notification Act, 2014 (making TB notifiable disease). Read more....

Brazil proposes a BRICS joint action for TB first line drugs

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - October 2014

Aligned with the new global challenges for tuberculosis control, Brazil proposed during the BRICS representatives meeting of Ministries of Health at the 45th UNION World Conference on Lung Health, in Barcelona, a joint purchase of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient for the production of first-line TB drugs for countries of low and middle income. This proposal could ensure universal access to free treatment to patients in these countries, greatly contributing to the control of the disease in the world.

Recommendations from the experience sharing workshop of three high burden countries

Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan, July 2014

The first experience sharing workshop among three high TB burden countries i.e., Pakistan, Indonesia & Philippines was held on the 11th - 12th May 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia . Participants included the NTP Managers of Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia, experts from national Stop TB Partnerships of Pakistan, Indonesia & Philippines and experts from Private Bodies i.e., Pakistan Chest Society, Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi Pakistan, China's University of Hong Kong and Pfizer GEP Global Clinical Affairs Department (New York, USA) who shared their experiences working on TB care and control. This workshop was organized by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan in coordination with M/S Pfizer, Pakistan.

Recommendations from the workshop included role of national TB partnerships in care delivery, Advocacy and improving financing for TB and the role of corporate sector in TB control and suggestions of what each sector can do to improve TB care and control. Read more....

Kicking TB: a real health score

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil

In the World Cup spirit, students from the Unified Educational Centre were introduced to the Project Kick TB Brazil 27 May. The project’s purpose is to inform children about the disease using the national passion: football. Read more.


Submitted by Stop TB Italy - April 2014

Stop TB Italy organized events to raise awareness about tuberculosis by informing the general population and health technicians. This year the events began with the first Interdisciplinary Conference for 2 days entitled "Tuberculosis and AIDS: two parallel stories" at the Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan in collaboration with the Permanent Training Centre on Tuberculosis followed by an evening of a musical journey from Opera to the Jazz, through a repertoire created specifically for the occasion: the songs of some of the most important composers that in the course of their life have had to deal with the disease or that simply have told it in notes. Read more.

Experience sharing among three high burden countries- Pakistan, Indonesia and Philippines

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan & National Tuberculosis Programme Pakistan in coordination with Pfizer Pharmaceutical Pakistan arranged and organized a two day experience sharing workshop among three high TB burden countries Pakistan, Indonesia & Philippines on the 11 and 12 May 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read more....

Learning about TB through ‘Wayang’

Submitted by the Stop TB Partnership in Japan - March 2014

Stop TB Partnership Japan and Stop TB Partnership Indonesia worked together for TB enlightenment activity through Indonesian traditional culture "Wayang". Read more....

New Nationals Strategy for TB Control approved by the Prime Minister in Viet Nam

Submitted by the Vietnam Stop TB Partnership - March 2014

The Vietnam National Strategy for Tuberculosis Control to 2020 with vision to 2030 was approved by the Prime Minister showing strong political commitment and acknowledging great efforts of the national TB control network on the occasion of the 2014 World TB Day.With more than 50 years of implementation, TB control in Viet Nam has been for the first time declared a national strategy., The Strategy confirms that “The State takes the major responsibility of ensuring adequate resources for TB prevention and control, while mobilizing every social resource to support TB prevention and control activities". Read more.

"Walk-a-cause" : Commemoration of World TB Day in Pakistan

Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Pakistan- March 2014

A "Walk-a-Cause" was organized by the Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases, DUHS, Karachi in collaboration with Stop TB Partnership Pakistan to commemorate the World TB Day 2014. Read more.

World TB Day in Brazil calls for a new TB campaign

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - March 2014

For the World TB Day, the Brazilian Ministry of Health launched a new campaign on March 24. The campaign was starred by the singer and composer Thiaguinho who was diagnosed with TB in July 2013. He made his diagnosis public and shared his treatment experience in the social media. He completed his treatment and in February this year, he announced that he was cured. The campaign, with the slogan "The treatment was the biggest success of my life", is being transmitted on the radio, TV, social networks, billboards and other media instruments. Read more.

Stop TB Italia reports on the excellent results of the project in Senegal

Submitted by Stop TB Italy - March 2014

The first year of the three-year project to support the program of tuberculosis control in the health district of Dioffior in Senegal has ended achieving great results and the second year has started with the success of the first training course on TB for Italian doctors interested in international development cooperation. Read more.

Training of Trainers of Medical Students Association-Egypt

Submitted by Stop TB Egypt - March 2014

Cairo Association against Smoking, Tuberculosis and Lung diseases Egypt (CASTLE), member of Stop TB Egypt, conducted 2 training of trainers’ workshops to the members of the International Federation of Medical Students Association – Egypt (IFMSA-Egypt) with the aim of informing members on the magnitude of the TB problem in Egypt and how to conduct health education sessions.
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2nd Forum of National Stop TB Partnerships from the South-East Asia, Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean Regions

Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Forum Indonesia - March 2014

The 2nd Forum of multiple partners working in TB care from South-East Asia, Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean Regions "Amplify and sustain our successes in TB control" focussed on the urgency to find, treat and cure the ‘missing cases’ through the involvement of the private sector and wider communities. Read more....

A new prize for outstanding contributions in the field of tuberculosis

Submitted by Stop TB Egypt - January 2014

Cairo Association against Smoking, Tuberculosis and Lung diseases - Egypt (CASTLE) decided to allocate an annual prize called (Nelson Mandela Award) for persons or organizations with outstanding contributions in the field of combating tuberculosis. Read more

New blood at Uganda Stop TB Partnership

Submitted by the Uganda Stop TB Partnership - January 2014

After a relative period of relative slow pace, the Uganda Stop TB Partnership has now gotten into a high drive from the time it acquired a new home in July last year. Thanks to the support from the Global Fund, the Secretariat is now a beehive of activities as it works to support the partners on a daily basis to contribute to the control of TB in the country. Read more.

Pharmaceutical companies meet with NTP and national partnership in Pakistan

Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - December 2013

In November 2013 pharmaceutical companies and Dow University of Health Sciences, Institute of Biological, Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences held a meeting to discuss the importance of management and standardization of drugs manufactured in Pakistan according to WHO guidelines and standards. Read more.

Update on the National TB Control Programme in Vietnam

Submitted by the Vietnam Stop TB Partnership - November 2013

The Vietnam Stop TB Partnership has sent an update on the resource situation for the national tuberculosis control programme. This is a summary of the difficulties, challenges and recommendations. Read more.

National stop TB partnerships meet at The Union Conference in Paris, France, 1 November 2013

Focal points of national stop TB partnerships meet annually in the occasion of the World Conference on Lung Health. This year meeting focused on the role of national partnerships vis-a-vis Global Fund grant implementation or phasing-out and in responding to the social determinants approach of the post 2015 TB strategy. Read more...

First National Seminar of Good Practice among Indigenous People held in Brasilia

Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Brazil - September 2013

The first National Seminar of Good Practice among Indigenous People was held in Brasilia on the 28th and 29th of August; this event marks the continuous efforts in benefiting tuberculosis control for the Brazilian population as indigenous leaders and representatives, civil society, government and experts gathered to build on a dialogue aimed at strengthening health systems in the country. Read more.

Kick off of Stop TB Partnership Forum Indonesia

Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Forum Indonesia - August 2013

TB control in Indonesia cannot be implemented only by the government, but also needs the involvement of other partners in order to reduce mortality and morbidity due to TB. The Stop TB Partnership Forum Indonesia was created to be a movement to accelerate social and political action to stop the spread of TB in Indonesia. Read more.

Special Subcommittee to fight poverty related disease in action in Brazil

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - August 2013

A public hearing took place in Brasilia last 20 August to discuss with government representatives the situation of public policies adopted in order to address poverty related diseases. The public hearing was convened by the special subcommittee of studies regarding poverty related disease, established by the parliamentary front to stop TB. Read more.

States and Municipalities’ TB Coordinators Meeting marked the 10 years of TB fight as a government priority

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - August 2013

On 6 and 7 August, the States and Municipalities’ TB Coordinators Meeting took place in Brasilia. The meeting aimed to promote the sharing of experiences among states and municipalities, but also analyze the current TB situation in the country in order to rethink strategies and search for more efficient solutions to control the disease.
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Launch of the Partnership for TB Care and Control (PTCC)

Submitted by the Partnership for TB Care and Control in India

Civil society representatives from across India came together for the official launch of the Partnership for TB Care and Control (PTCC), held in New Delhi on 30 July. The Partnership, now formally registered as a society, brings together over 170 member organisations on a common platform, to support and strengthen India’s efforts to control tuberculosis (TB). Read more.

IV TB Research and Innovation Meeting of Bahia subsidizes the Subcommittee for poverty related diseases

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - July 2013

From 24 to 26 July, the city of Salvador held the IV TB Research and Innovation Meeting of Bahia. The event gathered national and international experts and prompted important contributions on social determinants of TB, highlighting the need to strengthen partnerships and foster new studies and researches.
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State Parliamentary Fronts are spreading through Brazil

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - June 2013

With the favorable outcomes of the Parliamentary Front to Fight TB at the National Congress, Brazilian states and cities started to articulate the establishment of local parliamentary fronts. Because TB is a socially determined disease, its fight requires political support and involvement with sectors other than within the health system.
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Rio de Janeiro hosts the first Subcommittee of Diseases Determined by Poverty public hearing to listen to civil society organizations

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - June 2013

Last Thursday, June 6, the first public hearing of the Subcommittee of Diseases Determined by Poverty was held in the Legislative School of Rio de Janeiro. The public hearing purpose was to hear civil society and acknowledge actions being taken in order to fight diseases such as TB and leprosy. More than 170 people attended the hearing, including government representatives and civil society. Read more.

The Egyptian Partnership celebrated the No Tobacco Day

Submitted by Stop TB Egypt - June 2013

Partners of Stop TB Egypt came together to celebrate No Tobacco Day and shed the light on the hazards of smoking specially the chest hazards including tuberculosis and how to quit smoking. Read more.

Brazil hosts WHO event on the Post-2015 Eliminating TB Strategy

Submitted by Stop TB Brazil - May 2013

From the 29th of April to the 1st May, high burden countries’ representatives, multilateral agencies, civil society organizations and researchers met in San Paulo as part of the WHO Consultation on Elimination of the Catastrophic Economic Burden of TB: Universal Health Coverage and Social Protection Opportunities. Read more.

Stop TB Italy supports the national TB control programme in Senegal

Submitted by Stop TB Italy - April 2013

Besides raising awareness of TB in the country, Stop TB Italy also works to contribute to the reduction of TB in other countries of the world. Since September 2012, the partnership has been supporting the national TB programme in the health district of Dioffior in Senegal. The project is focusing on purchasing and installing the GeneXpert, training community volunteers, producing information material and providing patients with economic support. Read more.

Stop TB Egypt organizes a new training for TB nurses

Submitted by Stop TB Egypt - April 2013

Stop TB Egypt organized, in collaboration with the National TB Control Program, the International Council for Nurses (ICN) and the Egyptian Society of Chest Diseases & Tuberculosis (ESCT), the second nurses training workshop. The nurses showed their commitment to providing high-quality care for people affected by TB. At a time when the disease continues to pose immense challenges around the world, nurses are an essential, creative and willing resource, which cannot be overlooked. Read more.

Stop TB Pakistan held the first meeting of the Coordinating Board

Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - April 2013

Stop TB Partnership Pakistan (revived) held successfully the 1st meeting of the Board of Partners and Sub Committees and organized a walk-a-cause. Read more. Read notes.

Stop TB Italy celebrates World TB Day throughout the country

Submitted by Stop TB Italy - March 2013

From Milan to Palermo Stop TB Italy has managed to mobilize a multiplicity of actors to celebrate World TB Day. A conference, a photo exhibition, a theatre event with Disney characters and a concert lasting 24 hours have been the various means used to raise awareness of TB among different target audiences. Read more.

Stop TB Partnership Cameroon launched in occasion of World TB Day

Submitted by Stop TB Partnership Cameroon - March 2013

During a stakeholder meeting gathering 60 participants from the NTP, civil society organizations, WHO country office, international organizations and the private sector, Stop TB Partnership Cameroon was launched. For Social Impacts In Social Heath, a civil society organization that will function as Secretariat of the partnership, welcomed this historic moment when stakeholders have decided to voluntarily come together to support the fight against TB in Cameroon, each bringing its resources and expertise. Read more.

Ministry of Health launches campaign to prevent TB in collaboration with several partners

Submitted by National TB Programme, Dominican Republic - March 2013

In the occasion of World TB Day, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other institutions, launched a campaign to prevent TB. "Productive cough, check it, it could be tuberculosis" is the name of the campaign, during which different awareness activities took place in the whole country. All municipalities, health services, schools, scientific societies, private pharmacies came up with ideas and participated in various events. The comedian Raymond Pozo has been helping this effort by playing the main character of the campaign. Agenda. Read more on the news. Watch the video.

Boy Scout Association actively celebrates World TB Day

Submitted by Stop TB Pakistan - March 2013

Boy Scouts and other local and international NGOs, partner organizations, and school children attended the advocacy seminar and actively participated in the awareness walk on World TB Day. Read more.

Jeddah Stop TB group joins World Tuberculosis Day

Submitted by Jeddah Stop TB - March 2013

A two-day awareness campaign on tuberculosis was launched at five large malls and across restaurants and cafes in Jeddah for World TB Day. The Jeddah-based "Stop TB" group joined forces with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Directorate of Health Affairs in Jeddah, the Ministry of Health and volunteers to launch their 8th annual Stop Tuberculosis (Stop TB) campaign and to raise awareness of its correlation with HIV to save future generations from the curable disease.

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First TB Champions announced in India

Submitted by the Partnership for TB Care and Control, India - February 2013

The Partnership for TB Care and Control announced the first TB Champions in India during the National Consultative meeting of the Partnership held on the 17th and 18th of January 2013. Dr. Nalini Krishnan has been selected as the TB Champion for the year 2013 - Individual category, and P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre as the TB Champion for the year 2013 - Organisation category, in recognition of their excellent efforts and commitment to promoting tuberculosis care and control in India. For a better understanding of their impressive work, which has had an impact both at the grassroots and policy levels, please see their respective citations (Dr. Krishnan and Hinduja Hospital).

Stop TB Italia launches Stop TB Photographic Award

Submitted by Stop TB Italia - February 2013

On the occasion of the World TB Day on March 24, 2013, Stop TB Italia has launched a photography award on 'Immigration, Health, and Tuberculosis.' Both amateurs and professionals are invited to participate by sending photographs on this theme. The winning photographs will be exhibited in the photo exhibition that will be launched on March 22 at the Cortile café in Bologna.

The purpose of the award is to interpret the disease among the most vulnerable sections of the population through photographs. The award aims to investigate through the eyes of the photographers the social and health aspects related to tuberculosis in order to communicate them with images, often stronger than numbers and words.

The photographs can be sent from January 30 to March 3 to

For more information, here is the dedicated website:

National stop TB partnerships meet at The Union Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 13-17 November 2012

Driving sustainability through mutual responsibility was the theme of the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, 13-17 November 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. National stop TB partnerships met in two different events during the conference. For more information click here

1st Forum of National Partnerships to Stop TB in the WHO Western Pacific and South-East Asia Regions, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 22 - 23 November 2012

Partnerships to Stop TB: Unity of Purpose, Complementarity of Roles

The Korea Stop TB Partnership and the Stop TB Partnership co-hosted the first ever Forum of National Partnerships to Stop TB in the WHO Western Pacific and South-East Asia Regions in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 22-23 November 2012. Representatives from NGOs, national TB programmes, communities and the private sector met to share best practices, discuss common challenges and develop country-specific and regional plans of action to strengthen efforts to stop TB. For more information click here

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