JULY 2019

TB REACH grantees in Nigeria step up the fight

In Nigeria, the TB problem is acute, and approximately 300,000 people who develop TB every year are not detected, treated, or notified to the national TB program. Despite significant Global Fund investments, these numbers remain stubbornly high. The Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH M&E team travelled to Nigeria to participate in meetings and visit TB REACH projects to see the progress being made.
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A new era in TB prevention: Call-to-action launched

The TB-HIV Symposium, held prior to the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science, launched a call to action to reach out to six million people living with HIV with preventive treatment for tuberculosis. The symposium brought together scientific, programmatic and community interests from the HIV and TB fields to share knowledge on latent TB infection, opportunities and challenges in HIV-associated TB prevention. Read more

To STOP TB we need to PREVENT TB

A landmark meeting of high TB burden countries and stakeholders on How to Reach the UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) Targets on TB Preventive Therapy took place in Geneva, Switzerland. The symposium served as a forum for countries and partners to express commitment, discuss the related scientific rationale and new developments, develop concrete plans to scale up, share experiences in addressing barriers, and clear resource needs. Read more

Scaling up engagement of private and public health providers to improve access to TB care

Representatives from national TB programmes, partners and civil society from across 20 countries came together at the 14th Global Meeting of the Public-Private Mix (PPM) Working Group in Indonesia. Discussions focused on country progress towards adoption of the PPM Road map to close gaps in care and reach missing people with TB.
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Fighting TB in the Kingdom of Cambodia

Given 13,000 Cambodians die of TB annually and around 60% of Cambodians carry the TB bacterium, maintaining detection and cure rates remain a priority. The Stop TB Partnership engaged in a review with the Kingdom of Cambodia and contributed technical input for the recommendations including on finding missing people with TB and overcoming barriers to access. Read more

The Global Drug Facility's latest updates

Here's all you need to know about The Stop TB Partnership’s GDF missions to provide technical assistance to countries and support National TB Programs in managing procurement. Read here
Are you a TB survivor, from a high burden country who is registered to attend the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UNHLM on UHC)? Do you need support to travel? The Stop TB Partnership is happy to support a select few individuals. 

Deadline: 7 August 2019, 5 pm CET. A selection committee will review applications and only those selected will be contacted.
Click here to apply for support.  


G7 Leaders’ Summit 2019
24-26 August- Biarritz, France

7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7)
28-30 August - Yokohama, Japan

6th Nikkei Asia Africa Conference on Communicable Diseases
31 August-1 September - Yokohama, Japan 

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