Guest Blog Post: Evaline Kibuchi, Chief National Coordinator Stop TB Partnership – Kenya
The world is talking about achieving universal health coverage (UHC). This will only be achieved when all donors make health a priority. We have an opportunity to eliminate TB. In Kenya, 60% of the TB response and almost all MDR TB programming is funded by the Global Fund. Without a successful replenishment, the Kenya TB program would collapse. With a fully funded Global Fund, more can be done to address the catastrophic costs associated with TB care.
Evaline shared a pointed example of how critical patient centred care is, and that failing to address the needs of patients, in particular for key populations, can have deadly consequences.
On April 25, 2018, Joyce, a 12-year-old Kenyan girl, died of MDRTB. She had visited eight hospitals and clinics before she was finally diagnosed with MDRTB in August 2017. The late diagnosis meant...
Publisher: the Open Society Foundations, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Stop TB Partnership, in collaboration with UNAIDS & the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Tuberculosis (TB) throughout its long history has disproportionately affected people marginalized by poverty and social exclusion and those living in sub-standard conditions in prison and in the community. These same factors of marginalization, many of which are related to unrealized human rights, can impede people’s access to TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The purpose of this report is to highlight the important work being done by the Global Fund to address the specific needs faced by key populations around the world who are disproportionately affected by TB, and how we risk losing the immense strides we have made against the disease if we do not fully fund the Global Fund.
Each year, approximately 10.4 million people develop active TB disease. About 4 million (40%) of them go undetected or unreported. Many of the “missing 4 million” are among key, vulnerable or underserved populations. These key populations include prisoners, mineworkers, people living with HIV (PLHIV), healthcare workers, children, displaced people, migrants, ethnic minorities, indigenous populations, the urban poor, the elderly, and people who use drugs. Key Populations are confronted by social, legal and economic disparities that contribute to neglect ...
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TB Key Populations and the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment
Why Key Populations Need a Fully Funded Global Fund and Why the Global Fund Needs Fully Engaged TB Communities
Today GFAN released its report on TB key populations and the Global Fund replenishment. The purpose of this report is to highlight the important work being done by the Global Fund to address the specific needs faced by key populations around the world who are disproportionately affected by TB, and how we risk losing the immense strides we have made against the disease if we do not fully fund the Global Fund.
“This is TB’s moment. The hard work of people aﬀected by TB, and those who advocate for them, have galvanized politcal will and has resulted in an historic UN High-Level Meetng. It is now critcal that everyone works together to hold countries accounta...
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The NOBODY campaign asks governments not to disappear from the fight against AIDS
Salud por Derecho with the support of more than 40 organizations from around the world launched a new campaign in May denouncing the lack of funding for the fight against the AIDS pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. The withdrawal of international aid in middle-income countries, where more than half of people with HIV live, could create a resurgence of the disease as the funding disappears, if funding is not found elsewhere. The most vulnerable populations and civil society organizations that support them will be most affected by the loss of funding.
The NOBODY campaign asks the international donors and organizations, such as the Global Fund, for a change in the resource allocation policies and a protocol for responsible exit, among other requests. At the same time, the campaign asks the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean for: