TB Europe Coalition Executive Director Yuliia Kalancha told the participants of the Global TB Caucus Platform of Expert about the plans of the TB Europe Coalition for World TB Day #WTBD in the context of advocacy work on the eve of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB #UNHLM.
The online event held on February 28, 2023, brought together more than a hundred representatives of parliaments and civil society organizations from different regions of the world. During the event participantce widely discussed the topic of preparations for the UN High Level Meeting on TB both at the global and regional levels, as well as at the country level. Representatives of World Health Organization (WHO), Stop TB Partnership, Global Fund Advocates Network, as well as regional organizations shared their proposals and plans with the participants. The parliamentarians, expressed their unconditional support and readiness to take an active part in the preparation processes for the UN HLM on TB.
In the few weeks, as part of the regional advocacy campaign for World TB Day, timed to coincide with the UNHLM on TB, TBEC will develop letter templates for countries in the WHO European Region addressed to Ministers of Health and Heads of State/Government. These templates will be widely circulated to national civil society/community partners for further minor refinement based on the national context and signed by CSO/community representatives in countries as widely as possible. An identical letter to Heads of State/Government will be developed in partnership with the Global TB Caucus and invited to sign by parliamentarians in the countries of the region.
“We believe it is important to use the current period to start raising the attention of decision makers about the issues of the UN High Level Meeting on TB, as well as to share with partners in countries all the necessary information that we have to start the preparatory processes for the UNHLM on TB.”, Yuliia Kalancha, TBEC Executive Director, said during the meeting.