Global Coalition of Tuberculosis Activists calls for nominations for Regional Focal Points and Alternates

Global Coalition of TB Activists
March 12, 2015, 8:44 p.m.
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The applications should be sent to by April 6, 2015.

Formed in 2013, the Global Coalition of Tuberculosis Activists (GCTA) is a coalition of representatives of communities affected by tuberculosis (TB) that aims to bring together activists from diverse backgrounds and regions to ensure that affected communities are at the center of the response against TB.

The coalition is an independent body governed by a Steering Committee comprised of a Chair, Vice-Chair, the three members on the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board (two community and one developing NGO representative), and six regional representatives. More information on the governance of the GCTA is available in the GCTA website:

Nominations are now invited for the following volunteer positions:

The list of countries under each region can be found on the WHO website here

The Regional Focal Point (RFP) will be the first line of communication with civil society at the country/regional level and global level, and, will report to the Chair of the GCTA and maintain constant lines of communication with the Chair and Vice Chair of the GCTA. The Alternates will work together with the RFP; provide necessary support and step-in in the absence of the RFP.

The Regional Focal Points will serve for two years and be responsible for the following activities (scope of activities and concrete annual plans will be refined with the input from Regional Coordinators/ focal points in coordination with Steering Committee and based on specific needs of each region):

This position is voluntary and non-remunerable (small communications support is provided to RFPs).

The Selection Committee, will select the most suitable individuals based on the following criteria:

Nominations may be made by self or others and the application should be accompanied by the following:

The applications should be sent to by April 6, 2015.

Source: GCTA