WHO/Europe

Call for applications: Experts in TB research invited to join ERI-TB core group for 2020–2022

The secretariat of the European Tuberculosis Research Initiative (ERI-TB) at WHO/Europe seeks a maximum of 12 candidates with expertise in tuberculosis (TB) research to succeed current core group members of ERI-TB. According to the terms of reference of ERI-TB, core group members are selected for a period of 2.5–3 years. The first meeting of the newly appointed core group will be held jointly with outgoing members.

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Groundbreaking pledge of United Nations agencies to end HIV, TB and viral hepatitis epidemics in Europe at high-level meeting on ending TB

For the first time, 14 United Nations agencies have joined forces to end the epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis – Europe’s deadliest communicable diseases. The commitment was demonstrated with the launch of the first-ever United Nations Common Position on Ending HIV, TB and Viral Hepatitis through Intersectoral Collaboration in the WHO European Region.

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ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe TB fact sheet 2018

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe released a fact sheet, providing basic information on TB in the WHO European Region ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB to be held on 26 September.

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TB services in Moscow extend “health for all” even to the most vulnerable

Karam is a 23-year-old from the Khatlon region of Tajikistan. He came to Moscow in 2015 to work in construction, and 2 years later fell ill with a high fever and headache. He felt as though he had no strength, but nevertheless tried to carry on. When his condition became so severe that he was barely conscious – a state described by his doctors as the edge of life and death – Karam’s uncle, with whom he lives, called an ambulance.

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Call for Europe’s commitment to increase investment to end TB

4% annual decrease too slow to end TB by 2030

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WHO calls on partners to respond to the health and humanitarian needs of Ukrainians

“Access to quality care and medications is limited. Women, children, adolescents – representing over 60% of the affected people – and the elderly are disproportionately affected by a severe reduction in health services, care and support.”

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Request for submission of Good Practices on implementation of the Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region, 2016–2020

The Tuberculosis Action Plan for the WHO European Region, 2016–2020 has been developed to operationalize the global WHO End TB Strategy in the regional context. The Plan sets a regional goal and targets for the care and control of TB and drug-resistant TB from 2016 to 2020. It is currently in a midway of its implementation.

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WHO releases several fact sheets on SDG health targets in WHO European Region

WHO/Europe: Fact sheets on Sustainable Development Goals: health targets

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New WHO report provides blueprint for delivering people-centred care for TB

WHO/Europe releases a blueprint for a people-centred model of TB care that shifts care closer to people and communities.

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TB/HIV co-infections up 40% across Europe over the last five years

New TB surveillance report released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day.

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