Global TB Caucus becomes formal partner of TB Regional EECA Project 2.0
Second phase of the TB-REP will focus on Health systems strengthening for sustainable TB care models.
PAS Center, together with other implementing partners including Global TB Caucus, introduced the concept of the upcoming Regional EECA Project (TB-REP) to countries at the Partners Meeting on Health systems strengthening for sustainable TB care models: „From the people- centered model of care towards improving tuberculosis prevention and care outcomes” which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 13-14.
Tuberculosis Regional Eastern European and Central Asian Project (TB-REP) country focal points, national stakeholders, project partners and representatives of civil society organizations from project countries met to wrap up the Project and look ahead to its continuation in 2019–2022, through TB-REP 2.0.
At the meeting, partners had the chance to assess the TB-REP experience and prepare for TB-REP 2.0. The aims of event were to offer participants instruments to understand key areas of progress and challenges of TB-REP, and formulate lessons learned; exchange on existing country experiences and good practices catalysed by TB-REP; have guidance on developing and/or implementing roadmaps for TB-REP in their own country contexts if they have not already done so; and to make sure that partners are familiar with the purpose, structure and key content of TB-REP 2.0.
Mr Serhyi Kiral, Member of Parliament from Ukraine and Mr Jamshed Murtazakulov, Member of Parliament from Tajikistan, participated in the meeting and talked about country progress and their role in the fighting TB in their own countries as well as in the region and globally. With the support of TB REP we are looking forward to translating political commitments of Parliamentarians into better and more effective TB care for people in the region.
About TB REP
TB-REP is a multipartner project covering 11 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan). It aims to prevent TB and drug-resistant TB, and to improve TB treatment outcomes by increasing political commitment and implementing evidence-based centered models of care.
Partners provide quality technical assistance and high-level advocacy to project countries. They also address intersectoral and governance aspects of TB and work to strengthen the links among these.
TB-REP 2.0 will consolidate past achievements and address remaining challenges while ensuring continuity.