On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 8:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM CEST, Treatment Action Group (TAG) and TB Europe Coalition (TBEC) will co-host a webinar, “Demanding a Higher Standard of TB Care in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).”
The webinar will mark the launch of TAG’s TB Activist’s Guides recently translated to Russian, An Activist’s Guide to Tuberculosis Diagnostic Tools, An Activist’s Guide to Treatment for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, and An Activist’s Guide to Rifapentine for the Treatment of TB Infection.
Years of investments in research are finally bearing benefits, including improved diagnosis for TB and drug-resistance closer to the point of care; injectable-free, shorter treatment regimens; and shorter and easier-to-complete TB preventive therapy regimens. Now more than ever, activist leadership is needed to close TB diagnosis, treatment, and prevention gaps.
The webinar will highlight TB policy and practice gaps in the EECA region and how the Activist’s Guides can be used by community leaders to advocate for improved access to the latest TB diagnostic, treatment, and prevention tools in the EECA region.
This webinar will be held in English and Russian.
Moderators: Louise Cliff and Caroline Anena, TB Europe Coalition
- Introduction to TAG’s Activist’s Guide Series, Lynette Mabote, Consultant, Treatment Action Group
- Step Up for TB 2020 in the EECA Region, Asgar Ismayilov, Advocacy and Technical Officer, Stop TB Partnership
- Advocacy for Policy Change: A Community Perspective, Oxana Ruscineanu, Moldova National Association of Tuberculosis Patients (SMIT) Executive Director, CAB Moldova Coordinator
- Question & Answer Session