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WHO
WE ARE

The Global TB Caucus is a unique international network of political representatives with support in more than 150 countries. Today, the Global TB Caucus gathers more than 2500 members and helped launch 56 National TB Caucuses over the world.

Members of the Caucus adhere to the principles outlined in the founding document, the Barcelona Declaration.  

 

 

 

In particular, members commit:

To working across geographical and political divides in a non-partisan and inclusive fashion;

To engaging with civil society and all other stakeholders involved in the fight against the TB epidemic; and

To confront stigma and social isolation associated with the disease.

 

 

We are committed to building political will and to supporting relevant stakeholders in their efforts to create a world without TB.

OUR
HISTORY

.2014

The Global TB Caucus was launched by Rt Hon Nick Herbert CBE MP.

 

After many years of successful campaigning to the UK government through the All Parliaments Parliamentary Group on TB in the British Parliament. Mr Jose Luis Castro, Executive Director of The Union, offered to host and fund a meeting at the World Lung Health Conference.

.2015

Members of the Caucus from across the Asia Pacific came together to found the first regional network of the Global TB Caucus.

 

In October, the MP from the 100th country to join the Caucus added their name in support.

.2016

Members of parliament from across the Americas gathered in Brazil to launch the Americas Regional TB Caucus. Since then, six countries have launched national TB caucuses in the region.

 

Members of Parliaments from Europe and Central Asia gathered in Tbilisi to launch the Eurasian TB Caucus.

.2018

The United Nations hosted the first High Level Meeting on TB, gathering high level countries representatives to agree on definitive commitments to end TB by 2030.

 

In October, the MP from the 100th country to join the Caucus added their name in support.

.2019

The focus was put on ensuring that these political commitments were realistically translated into customised national and regional policy, action and resource mobilisation.

 

Engagement with parliamentary platforms across global regions was deepened and members engaged with colleagues around the world through numerous targeted bilateral and multilateral delegations.

.2020

The Global TB Caucus held its first online Executive Committee meeting, with the participation of co-chairs from all regions.

 

The purpose of it was to share updates of the regions’ work since the last Executive Committee meeting, discuss the impact of COVID-19 in the regions, and adopt a Statement of Intent on TB and COVID-19 to guide our work.

OUR
STRATEGY

In 2015, the Executive Committee met and approved our Strategic Plan for the years 2017-2020 

OUR
PILLARS

Members
of Parliament

The Global TB Caucus works extensively in high burden TB countries and has helped launch 57 National TB Caucuses over the world so far. 

 

While there is inevitably significant variation across political systems and cultures, MPs scrutinise and hold governments to account for their policies and spending in the years between elections. As such, they hold significant political capital and are able to effectively advocate for national governments to improve policies, invest more funds, and demonstrate greater political leadership in the fight against TB.

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Executive Committee

Lord Herbert of South Downs CBE PC

Nick Herbert is the founder and Global Co-Chair of the Global TB Caucus and has been involved globally in the fight against TB for nearly a decade. He is a Member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom Parliament. 

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Hon Elma Dienda

Hon Elma Dienda is a Member of the Parliament of Namibia and a TB survivor. She is the Co-Chair of the Africa TB Caucus, as well as the President of the National Caucus of Namibia.

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Hon Luís Gallo

Hon Luís Gallo is a Doctor and Member of Parliament of Uruguay, also President of the National TB Caucus and the Health Committee of the Parliament of Uruguay. He is the Co-Chair of the Americas TB Caucus.

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Hon Dan Perciun

Hon Dan Perciun is a Member of Parliament in Moldova. He is the regional Co-Chair for the EECA region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Warren Entsch

Hon Warren Entsch is a Member of the Parliament of Australia, Co-Chair of the Australia TB Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific Region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Baroness Suttie

Alison Suttie is a Member of the House of the Lords in the United Kingdom Parliament and Co-Chair of the Western Europe region of the Global TB Caucus. 

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Senator Pierre Flambeau Ngayap

Honorable Pierre Flambeau Ngayap is a Senator of the Parliament of Cameroon. He is also the Co-chair of the Francophone linguistic region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Putih Sari

Hon Putih Sari is a Member of The House of Representatives from The Republic of Indonesia. She is the Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Luz Salgado

Hon ex-Congressista Luz Salgado is a former Member of Parliament of Peru . She was the President of Congress for 2016-2017, and is the Co-Chair of the Americas region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Stephen Mule

Hon Stephen Mule is a Member of Parliament of Kenya, also Head of the National TB Caucus of Kenya and Co-Chair of the Africa region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Chris Kalila

Hon Chris Kalila is a Member of Parliament of Zambia. and he is also Co-Chair of the Africa Region of the Global TB Caucus.


Hon Kim Minseok

Hon Kim Minseok is the Chairperson of the Health and Welfare Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. He is also the Co-Chair of the Asia Pacific region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Jamshed Murtazaqulov is a Member of Parliament of Tajikistan, Head of the Tajikistan National TB Caucus and Co-chair of the EECA region of the Global TB Caucus.


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Hon Stephan Albani
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Hon Stephan Albani is a Member of Parliament of Germany and also Co-Chair of the Western European region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Dahiru Sarki

Hon Dahiru Sarki is a Member of Parliament of Nigeria and also Co-Chair of the Africa region of the Global TB Caucus.

Hon Gabriel Serville

Hon Gabriel Serville is a Member of Parliament of France and also the Co-Chair of the Francophone linguistic region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Anne Kuik

Hon Anne Kuik is a Member of parliament of the Netherlands and also the Co-Chair of the Western Europe region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Claudio Marte
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Hon Claudio Marte is a Member of Parliament of the Dominican Republic and Vice-President of Parlacen, he is also the Co-Chair of the Americas region of the Global TB Caucus.

Hon Aurélien Simplice Zingas

Hon Aurélien-Simplice Zingas is the vice-chair of the National Assembly of Central Africa Republic, the chair of the Panafrican Parliament Committee on Health, Labor and Social Affairs, and a Co-Chair of the Francophone region of the Global TB Caucus.

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Hon Dr Zalikatou Diallo 

Hon Dr Zalikatou Diallo is the first Vice-President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Guinea and Co-Chair of the Francophone region of the Global TB Caucus.

The Secretariat

The responsibility to support, inform, and engage MPs rests with the TB Global Caucus Secretariat. The Secretariat is hosted by RESULTS UK, but operates with full-time team members working remotely, mostly from high-burden countries, including Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, the Philippines, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. The members of the Secretariat:

Directly support parliamentarians in developing and implementing their work plans nationally, regionally, and globally

Support sustainable national TB responses through strong civil society engagement and capacity building for impactful parliamentary advocacy.

Strengthen high-level political commitment to TB through global advocacy campaigns, such as G20, Global Fund Replenishment, the UN High-Level Meeting on TB, etc.

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HEAD OF SECRETARIAT

sarah.kirk@

globaltbcaucus.org

Camille Carballo
OPERATIONS OFFICER
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globaltbcaucus.org

Deliana Garcia

deliana.garcia

@globaltbcaucus.org

AMERICAS CSO COORDINATOR
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Evelyn Kibuchi
AFRICA ADVISOR

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Alesia Matusevych

alesia.matusevych@

globaltbcaucus.org

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EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA (EECA) & CSO MANAGER
Deborah Ogwuche

deborah.ogwuche@globaltbcaucus.org

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FRANCOPHONE &
WEST AFRICA REGIONAL MANAGER
Paidamoyo Magaya

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caucus.org

ANGLO AFRICA REGIONAL MANAGER
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Ganendra Kristandya

ganendra.kristandya@

globaltbcaucus.org

ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL MANAGER
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Lucy Foster

lucy.foster@globaltbcaucus.org

WESTERN EUROPE REGIONAL COORDINATOR
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ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL COORDINATOR
Kaye Yuvallos

kaye.yuvallos@globaltb

caucus.org

COMMUNICATIONS & PARTNERS ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
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Rachel Sterman

rachel.sterman@globaltb

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AMERICAS & LUSOPHONE REGIONAL COORDINATOR

Community
and Civil Society 

The Caucus model also prioritises supporting CSO engagement with parliamentarians and has helped ensure they receive consistent and relevant support in-country. Since the founding of the Secretariat in 2016:

 

  • CSOs’ access to MPs for meetings on TB has increased significantly

 

  • CSO engagement with relevant parliamentary processes has increased

 

  • CSO focal points have been appointed in 80% of all High TB Burden and G20 countries

 

The support that The Global TB Caucus provides for CSOs ranges from:

 

Introductions and facilitating connections to MPs, e.g convening meetings between the focal point and MPs to discuss local needs and challenges in the fight against TB

 

Creation of advocacy materials, including informational briefings on concepts, data, and messaging

 

Intensive training in the form of workshops and seminars, and one-on-one or group mentorship on advocacy Sharing of global and regional intelligence

Highlighting the significance of support from Civil Society are the following findings from a 2020 survey:

70%

of MPs report close relationships with focal points, of the top 46 countries where MPs have taken the most parliamentary actions

94%

of MPs report close relationships with focal points, of the top 17 countries where National TB Caucuses have taken the most parliamentary actions

Safeguarding Policy

The Global TB Caucus is hosted by RESULTS UK and therefore follows its Safeguarding policy that you can find here. To visit the RESULTS UK website please click here