'Disrupted but not defeated' - recognizing TB services providers in areas with armed conflict.
24 October 2022 – Armed conflict is a global health issue, and it diminishes any hope of ending TB. Not only does armed conflict cause death and injuries, but it also displaces people, leads to supply shortages, destruction of infrastructure, intensifies the burden on health services and has severe consequences for the health of entire communities. For the TB community it is no different. Armed conflict has placed a huge burden on the health system, displaced people affected by TB, risking their ability to be diagnosed and treated, to accessing and continuing care, heightenes the risk of TB transmission and the development of forms of TB resistance.
Despite these conflicts, amazing people continue to deliver essential TB services and save lives. This year the Kochon Prize will acknowledge the efforts of these remarkable people, programmes, services, and organizations who work tirelessly to ensure the continuity of essential TB care and support services to people with TB and affected communities, during armed conflict.
Full details regarding the nomination process, including the selection committee, the selection criteria, and requirements, can be found here.
The call for nominations is open until 18 November 2022.
Source: Stop TB Partnership