United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB
Two Years On
In September, the world marked two years since the UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB, when leaders agreed a roadmap and committed to reaching bold targets to end TB by 2022. This year, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been a challenge for all, and the continuity of TB services has been put at risk. At the same time, the TB community has made unprecedented efforts and we have seen impressive political commitment and efforts from government, civil society, and communities, giving us hope that the world will get back on track.
UN HLM on TB - Is the world on track?
Follow us @StopTB to see messages from political leaders, international organizations, civil society, and community representatives, who give their views on what the world needs to do to reach the UN TB targets by 2022.
USAID and partners mark 2nd anniversary of TB Accelerator
29 September- Moderated by the Stop TB Partnership Executive Director, Dr. Lucica Ditiu the event brought together high-level country representatives from USAID priority countries and partners in the expression of hope that in difficult times and amid the COVID-19 pandemic the fight to end TB is led with impressive political commitment and efforts from government, civil society & communities. Find out more about the USAID global Accelerator to end TB.
A powerful film indeed
Watch this short film that brings the focus on TB; remaining the biggest infectious disease killer in the times of COVID-19. The world needs to unite to #EndTB
It's time to accelerate our efforts to fulfill our 2022 promises
23 September- During a high-level side event in the margins of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, WHO presented key findings on progress towards achieving the 2022 TB targets. The COVID-19 pandemic must not stand in the way, but should be seen as additional motivation to intensify action and progress towards ending TB. Highlights of the event and key recommendations for progress are published here.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the TB Epidemic: A Community Perspective
14 September- To measure the impact of COVID-19 on people affected by TB and TB programs, a group of TB civil society organizations conducted a survey gathering the perspectives of people with TB, frontline healthcare workers, program and policy officers, TB researchers, and TB advocates. The launch event of the resulting report was watched live by over 1,000 people. Read the survey findings here.
Over 80 participants are expected for the Wave 8 Monitoring & Evaluation Grantee Workshop which will be an online meeting held from 13-16 October supporting new projects measure progress and reach their planned targets linked to private sector engagement strategies in the fight against TB.
Kochon Prize 2020
The Stop TB Partnership and the Kochon Foundation received 27 nominations for the Kochon Prize 2020 that will honor Nurses or Nurse Organizations in the front line fight against TB. The Kochon Prize 2020 will be awarded during the 33rd Stop TB Partnership Board Meeting.
Now Available! Community, Rights and Gender Investment Packages in multiple languages
Scaling up CRG investments requires operational and budgeting guidance for countries. Stop TB Partnership has developed seven investment packages for countries to include in funding requests for this purpose. The investment packages cover stigma, gender, prisons, community led monitoring, human rights for communities as well as for the legal fraternity and assessing stigma and other barriers to access. Access the CRG Investment Packages in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese
Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, Stop TB Partnership partners have continued their efforts to fight TB and ensure that TB services are not interrupted. Read news from our partners here.
Photo competition winners
The McGill Knowledge Management team hosted its 3rd annual Call for Photos to all Wave 7 and Wave 6 Scale-Up grantees. The winner and runners up were selected by a diverse panel of judges. Check out the winning photographs