Tuberculosis (TB)

Civil Society Task Force on TB

In November 2018, the Global TB Programme of WHO established a revamped Civil Society Task Force on TB (CSTF) to provide a platform for discussion and harness the untapped potential in engagement with community and civil society stakeholders at all levels. Following the commitment of the WHO Director General, the Task Force will emphasize:

  • Translating WHO TB policies including End TB Strategy into practice through mainstreaming of voices of communities affected by TB and their networks at global, regional and country levels;
  • Catalysing greater collaboration between civil society organizations, National TB Programmes and WHO at all levels in all activities and projects for improved TB outcomes including meaningful engagement of civil society and affected communities in policy development;
  • Contributing to the implementation of WHO TB policies with particular focus on multi-sectoral action for social protection and universal health coverage and advocating their inclusion in national TB strategies and plans, national social programmes and political platforms (e.g. parliaments) and regional and global platforms of policy dialogue;
  • Promoting and nurturing strong and effective linkages between community-based actors and national TB programmes or their equivalents as well as promoting the generation of demand for TB prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment services;
  • Development of framework for monitoring and evaluation of collaboration between civil society organizations, National TB Programmes and WHO at all levels;
  • Promotion of capacity building of civil society members and representatives of communities affected by TB to intensify the information sharing, dialogue and consultation on the implementation of WHO TB policies and norms;
  • Advocacy for increased domestic funding and donor commitments for TB response at all levels.

Development of eLearning material and training tools on ENGAGE-TB: Terms of Reference.

Call for applications