FIND commemorates World TB Day around the globe

In honor of World TB Day, FIND is co-hosting or involved in the following advocacy events:

How can achieving universal health coverage accelerate efforts to end TB and meet the SDGs?

Panel event at the launch of CDC Africa

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Co-hosted by CDC Africa, FIND, Stop TB Partnership, BD, and Cepheid
Addis Ababa, 24 March 2017

Tuberculosis is the leading infectious killer globally and one of the leading causes of death in the Africa region. Of the 2.7 million TB cases in the region in 2015, more than half were not reached by health systems services. In this context, it is clear that reaching everyone with TB requires quality health services and functioning health systems. This panel will explore the intersection between building strong health systems, efforts to end TB and the road ahead to meet the SDGs.

Welcome remarks: John Nkengasong, CDC Africa
Setting the scene: Lucica Ditiu, Stop TB Partnership
Panel moderator: Renuka Gadde, Vice President, Global Health at BD

Panelists:

  • Ministers of Health
  • FIND (Catharina Boehme, CEO)
  • Cepheid (Philippe Jacon, Executive Vice President of Emerging Markets)
  • Global Laboratories Initiative Representative
  • Community Representative

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UNITE TO END TB AND HIV: South African leaders taking action

A session with policymakers

Organized by South Africa Department of Health with support from PDP partners
Bloemfontein, South Africa, 30 March 2017

This event, held at Windmill Hotel from 18:00 – 20:00 on 30 March 2017, is designed to give South African parliamentarians an overview of TB, insights into TB in South Africa and updates on relevant TB R&D efforts. In addition, the session will address the importance of making a political commitment to end TB and will provide specifics on what South African policymakers can do.

 

Briefing Australian parliamentarians: the impacts of TB in the Indo-Pacific region

A session with policymakers

Organized by RESULTS Australia with support from AERAS, FIND and TB Alliance
Canberra, Australia, 21 March 2017

The breakfast event is an opportunity to update Senators and MPs on the important work funded by the people of Australia to address TB. The event will be live-tweeted and will begin on March 22 7:30 AEST and March 21 at 21:30 CET or 16:30 EST.   RESULTS’ twitter address is RESULTS_AU.

Speakers:

  • Matt Thistlethwaite, co-Chair, Australian TB Caucus
  • Warren Entsch, co-Chair, Australian TB Caucus
  • Ms Valda Kereu, Patient advocate and survivor, PNG
  • The Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Minister for International Development and the Pacific
  • The Hon. Claire Moore, Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific
  • Dr Mary Moran, Executive Director, Policy Cures

 Press Release: Parliament members fight the biggest infectious killer