JUNE 2019
International and country experts, partners and donors, will discuss and debate concrete steps to reach the ambitious United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on Tuberculosis (TB) target of reaching 30 million people worldwide with preventive treatment from 2018 until 2022 at a three-day forum in Geneva, Switzerland.

The meeting will herald a new chapter in the global response to TB by bringing together the highest burden countries to discuss how to comprehensively test and treat people with latent TB infection (LTBI), focussing on those at the highest risk of developing active TB disease. Preventing active TB disease is essential for ending TB. Read more
In Other News

Leveraging AI to live better, safer, and longer lives

The Stop TB Partnership's team had the unique opportunity to participate as jury members, in the AI for Good Summit’s pitching session alongside AI luminaries and experts. Start-ups demonstrated how AI could address critical global challenges; two start-ups developing AI solutions for the TB space, Epcon and, participated in the pitching sessions with the latter making it to the top three. Read more

Committing to the F word

With the focus on women’s empowerment in our TB REACH Wave 7 and with the push to redefine gender in the global TB response, Stop TB is opening new horizons for feminism in global health. At the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, we hosted an interactive panel discussion, “Committing to the F word” that addressed integrating feminist programming into the development agenda. Read more

Tanzania leads by example

In the last two and half years, Tanzania's Quality Improvement initiative resulted in a 22 percent increase in TB notifications. To share this experience, their National TB and Leprosy Programme with support from Global Fund, Stop TB Partnership and WHO organized a workshop around what strengthening case finding, sample transport and improving lab capacity can look like at a facility level and in the community. Read more

Moving towards patient-centered TB care in Central Asia

The Stop TB Partnership participated in the Fourth International Conference on Integrated Tuberculosis (TB) Control in Central Asia. At the Conference conclusion, participants adopted a resolution summarizing proceedings and recommendations to implement patient-centered TB care, which will be presented to each National TB Program as high-priority actions for further implementation. Read more

WHO releases multisectoral accountability framework to accelerate progress to end tuberculosis by 2030

The framework aims to support the process of defining who is accountable, what they are accountable for, and how they will be held accountable, at country and local levels, as well as at regional and global levels. Read the full report here.

Overcoming Human Rights-related barriers to TB services

In South Africa, Stop TB Partnership's Viorel Soltan moderated a panel discussion on how partners can accelerate the integration of people-centered TB human rights into global TB and malaria programs. The international event was organised by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and co-hosted by SANAC and The Stop TB Partnership. 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
TB Preventive Therapy Meeting
1-3 July - Geneva, Switzerland

High-Level Political Forum On SDGs
9-18 July - New York, USA

Thematic Review on Best Practices in the Development and Implementation of Single TB/HIV
10-12 July - Kigali, Rwanda

14th Global Meeting Working Group on Public-Private Mix for TB Care & Prevention
16-18 July - Jakarta, Indonesia

10th IAS Conference on HIV Science
21-24 July - Mexico City, Mexico


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