RIO 2009: Strengthening community impact on TB control and policy

Photo by bobbyramakantRIO 2009: Strengthening community impact on TB control and policy
Treatment Action Group (TAG)

[Mods note: Below is an invite to a skills building event for those Stop-TB members who are attending the 3rd Stop TB Partners' Forum in Brazil. For more information on the Forum, go to: ]

Skills Building: Strengthening community impact on TB control and policy

Date: Sunday, 22 March 2009

Time: 9am to 1 pm

Room: Sala 16, Conference Center

Build your capacity to advocate for more TB and TB/HIV resources and monitor the implementation of TB services at the country level.

We will also be identifying an advocacy agenda for the Partners' Forum and preparing activists to ensure that these advocacy priorities are addressed during the conference.

Sessions include:

Global Fund resource mobilization: Creating demand from the community
TB receives less than 15% of Global Fund resources. We will be discussing how activists can participate in mobilizing Global Fund resources for TB at the country level

Monitoring and Evaluating TB control: Opportunities for civil society participation
Do you feel you are part of the reporting process in your country? How can you be involved in this process? We will discuss important advocacy tools such as shadow reporting to hold leadership accountable for commitments that they have made to TB and the public health

Preparing for the Forum: Raising the voices of the community
How do you have a strong voice at the Partners' Forum and ensure that community priorities are addressed? We will identify opportunities for communicating activist priorities during the meeting.

Claire Wingfield
TB/HIV Project
Treatment Action Group
New York, USA

Bobby Ramakant-CNS