We would like to thank the speakers and participants of the webinar on sharing experiences on pilot data collection for four WHO Europe indicators to measure the level of engagement of communities and CSOs in the National TB responses in the region.
During the online event Giorgi Kuchukhidze from the WHO Regional Office for Europe briefed the audience of around fifty representatives of CSOs and TB affected communities who joined the webinar on the following itmes:
✅ Key data on CSO/community engagement in TB response, collected annually through the WHO global TB data collection form.
✅ WHO/Europe’s assessment of the quality of data collected in the region.
✅ WHO/Europe’s plans to report progress on the four new indicators.
The Programme Manager of TBEC, Lesia Tonkonog, introduced the developed by TBEC Data Collection Guide for CSOs and TB-affected community which presents the data collection process in a simplified manner, providing a more detailed explanation of all steps, as well as practical guidance on how to implement the data collection Algorithm.
Also, colleagues from other countries shared their practical experience and lessons learnt, including challenges faced during the pilot data collection process for four new WHO indicators for 2021 and 2022:
✅Kyrgyzstan’s experience: Natalia Shumskaia, Director of NGO “AFEW” and Nestan Moidunova, Grants and Applications Specialist, Strategic Development and International Cooperation Department, National Centre for Phthisiology, Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic.
✅Presentation of Kazakhstan's experience: Oksana Ibragimova, Secretary of Union of PLHIV in Kazakhstan and Zoya Ruzhnikova, Deputy Chairman of the Public Charitable Foundation in Support of HIV-positive and their loved Ones "Shapagat".
✅Presentation of Ukraine's experience: Yana Terleeva, Head of TB Management and Counteraction Department, Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and Olya Klymenko, Chair of the Board, TBpeopleUkraine
The presentations not only provided a detailed results of the work in the three pilot countries but also highlighted the challenges faced by representatives of CSOs/communities and government bodies in the process of data collection for the four new indicators of the WHO European Regional Office, reflecting a systemic approach to the way the communities and civil society organizations engage in the fight against TB.
If you could attend this webinar, you can watch the recording by the link.