Promoting the role of NGOs and CSOs in community-based TB care and control
AbstractConsidering the multidimensional challenges in TB care and control in the SEA Region, it is imperative to promote effective civil society engagement to strengthen community response and make its voice heard against the TB epidemic. The role of CSOs and NGOs will become more critical in terms of establishing, consolidating and scaling up key community linkages with essential services, especially in the underserved, difficult-to-reach areas and with marginalized population groups across the country. The regional workshop on promoting roles of NGOs and civil societies in community-based TB care and control, Jakarta, Indonesia from 18-20 November 2013, provided an opportunity for participants from different countries in the Region to develop comprehensive community-based TB action plans based on WHO's ENGAGE-TB Approach and to share and learn from mutual experiences which will help to provide inputs for TB and the programmatic management of drug-resistant TB (PMDT) in their own countries. This report is intended to be shared with national TB programmes of the Member States, international organizations, national and local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations, patient-based organizations, and professional associations in order to promote broader partnership between the national TB programmes and the NGOs and CSOs which are working or willing to work for prevention, care and control of TB, especially at the community level.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2014). Promoting the role of NGOs and CSOs in community-based TB care and control. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205689