Global Fund holds two-day conference on TB control

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria held a two-day regional meeting for national TB control programs and Global Fund TB Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCBM).

The event was held in Copenhagen, Denmark on June 2-3 and was organized in collaboration with the World Health Organization headquarters.

The meeting included discussions of a new funding model, the national TV strategic plans, technical assistance needs and the development of country concept notes. Additionally, the meeting included the mapping of which countries need to update their national strategy in the coming year and which countries needed technical assistance.

Additionally, the event elaborated on new funding mechanism processes and further development for the Global Fund.

NTPs and CCM representatives from a variety of countries attended the meeting. Countries represented included Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Created in 2002, the Global Fund is an international financing institution that uses a 21st century approach to combat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The organization utilizes partnerships, transparency and results based funding to provide effective approaches toward fighting the spread of these infectious diseases. It works directly with local experts to effectively manage and implement the programs on the ground.