The Stop TB Partnership launches a call for nominations for the Community Award 2023 under the theme - Serving the most vulnerable: Increasing access to TB services for key and vulnerable populations. Deadline for nominations: 1 December 2023.
The Stop TB Partnership launched the call for nominations for the Community Award 2023 under the theme - Serving the most vulnerable: Increasing access to TB services for key and vulnerable populations.
Each year, the Stop TB Partnership recognizes significant contributions from TB-affected communities and civil society to the TB response in high TB burden settings, with the Stop TB Partnership Community Award.
Over the last four years, this recognition has been for community-led monitoring, community mobilization for human rights, stigma, grassroots peer support, and TB community resilience in the face of COVID-19.
This year the focus is on increasing access to TB services for key and vulnerable populations (KVPs). In this context, it is essential to prioritize, reach, and involve key and vulnerable populations, aligning with the Global Plan to End TB 2023-2030, specifically Chapter 7, which highlights the importance of human rights, stigma reduction, addressing gender disparities, and enhancing support for key and vulnerable populations.
In addition, as of 2024 the Stop TB Partnership Board will include two seats to be occupied by members of the newly established TB Key and Vulnerable Populations constituency, in order to ensure these important voices are represented at the highest level.
As such, it makes perfect sense within this exceptional focus on KVP, to have the Stop TB Community Award centered on organizations that are working towards ensuring that people with any vulnerability have access to TB services.
Full details about the nomination process are available here.
The call for nominations is open until 1 December 2023.