TB-REP civil society involvement and partners’ update meeting

7–8 March 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

The 3-year Tuberculosis Regional Eastern European and Central Asian Project (TB-REP) aims to address some of the significant challenges facing tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant TB care in the WHO European Region. It aims to do so by increasing political commitment and translating evidence into implementation of country-adapted, people-centred models of TB care. An integral part of this approach is the participation of civil society organizations (CSOs), which are instrumental in generating political commitment and supporting high-level advocacy, but also in ensuring that the voices of those who are most vulnerable are heard.

This meeting will provide a platform on which CSOs will present the key points of their TB-REP national advocacy strategies, including the challenges they have encountered or expect to encounter and how they could be overcome. It will allow CSOs to familiarize themselves with the guiding principles of the structure and content of TB models of care, and foster discussion on how CSOs can contribute to TB care roadmaps. Participants will also discuss how benefits may be gained from the activities of non-TB-REP partners.

WHO/Europe is organizing the meeting in collaboration with official project partners, including the Alliance for Public Health Ukraine, the Centre for Health Policies and Studies of the Republic of Moldova, the Stop TB Partnership and the TB Europe Coalition.