Joint meeting of European Union/European Economic Area tuberculosis surveillance network and national TB programme managers of the WHO European Region. 21-22 June 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia (2017)



The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe jointly coordinate tuberculosis (TB) surveillance in the WHO European Region.

The 2016 meeting of the surveillance network for the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) (and also European Union enlargement countries) was held in parallel with the WHO European Region’s national TB programme (NTP) managers’ meeting.

The EU/EEA meeting focused on the main findings of the 2016 TB surveillance report, with particular attention to the role of TB diagnostic tests and the social determinants of, and risk factors for, TB. The main focus of the NTP managers’ meeting was to discuss adaptation of national TB strategic plans to the TB action plan for the WHO European Region 2016–2020 and review implementation of the TB regional grant from the Global Fund Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for strengthening health systems to improve TB prevention and control.

This report summarizes joint sessions at the beginning and end of the meeting and the NTP managers’ sessions.