TBpeople are the proud recipient of the Stop TB Partnership's Empowering Community Voices 2019 Award.

The 50th World Conference on Lung Health was full of events and highlights, but one thing stands out for TBpeople: our very first award!

 

At the Human Rights Awards Dinner, TBpeople received the Stop TB Partnership's Empowering Community Voices 2019 Award for "dedication to TB survivors and people affected by TB through community mobilization and human rights activism".

 

It was so exciting to see how many of our members and friends rushed to the stage when the award was announced! But no matter how much we appreciate that our efforts were recognized, we are aware of the tremendous amount of work that needs to be done to strengthen the community of people affected by TB and turn it into a truly global movement, and to make sure that rights of people affected by TB become a reality.

 

TBpeople are very happy to be given the Stop TB Partnership's Empowering Community Voices Award for 2019 in Hyderabad, India. 

Declaration of the Rights of People Affected by Tuberculosis Launched in Geneva.

The Declaration of Rights of People Affected by Tuberculosis was launched on Monday 13th May 2019.

 

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The Declaration of the Rights of People Affected by Tuberculosis was launched in Geneva, Monday 13th May 2019.

TBpeople pay tribute to member and activist Dean Lewis who has sadly died.

It is with profound sadness and regret that we learned of the recent passing of Dean Lewis. Our deepest condolences go out to his family; we hope they know just how much Dean gave of himself in the fight against TB and how he touched the lives of so many.

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The Declaration of the Rights of People Affected by Tuberculosis was launched in Geneva, Monday 13th May 2019.

TBpeople member, Paul Thorn's book, Diary of a Modern Consumptive, accepted into the holdings of the Robert Koch Institute Library, Berlin.

Diary of a Modern Consumptive, a book by former TB patient and TBpeople member, Paul Thorn, has been accepted into the holdings of the Robert Koch Library, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin. The German doctor is considered the founder of modern bacteriology. In 1882 he visualised for the first time the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. His discoveries made a significant contribution to the development of the first chemicals developed to attack specific bacteria - he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1905. The library collects literature in accordance with the focal work areas of the Institute. The historical stock from the time of Robert Koch is unique.

Jennifer Furin MD., PhD. of Harvard Medical School, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, wrote the foreword to the book.

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Diary of a Modern Consumptive documents one man's exoerience of MDR-TB treatment and isolation.

It’s Time: GNP+ and TBpeople Join Forces to End TB and TB/HIV.

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and TBpeople recognises March 24th as World TB Day, the annual day to focus attention on tuberculosis (TB), by calling for a paradigm shift centering people living with HIV and people who have experienced TB, at the centre of our collective responses to fighting the two diseases.

As organizations governed explicitly by and for people who are living and affected by HIV and/or TB, GNP+ and TBpeople are now joining forces to establish a more collaborative and formalized relationship in promotion of stronger and more unified global and regional TB and HIV community-led advocacy responses.

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Paul Thorn (L), Head of Secretariat of TBpeople and Rico Gustav (R) Executive Director of GNP+ sign MOU of collaboration.