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Press conference on ACTION’s new TB-HIV research, From Policy to Practice: How the TB-HIV Response is Working.

Background ACTION, a global health advocacy partnership, will released a new report highlighting the persistent need to coordinate an integrated response to the "deadly duo" of TB-HIV co-infections if additional progress is to be made against either disease. The report, From Policy to Practice: How the TB-HIV Response is Working, builds on ACTION’s previous research on this issue, compiled in the 2014 report, From Rhetoric to Reality. The new analysis shows that while countries have taken steps in the right direction since 2014, policy improvements have not all translated into changes at the facility level. In addition, most of the burden to support key TB-HIV activities still falls heavily on under-resourced TB programs.
The Event Press conference on ACTION’s new TB-HIV research, From Policy to Practice: How the TB-HIV Response is Working.
Venue and Time Wednesday, 20 July
9:00 – 9:45 AM (UTC+2)
Media centre (lower level) in Press Conference Room 2
Speakers
  •  Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund, USA
  •  Dr. Haileyesus Getahun, Coordinator, TB/HIV and community engagement unit, WHO, Ethiopia
  •  Rosemary Mburu, Executive Director, WACI Health, Kenya
  •  Abdusamad Latifov, Program Assistant on TB prevention, Stop TB Partnership, Tajikistan

The report is available in English, French, and Russian. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Mandy Slutsker (Policy and Advocacy Manager) at mslutsker@action.org and +27 (0)79 432 6637.

ACTION is a partnership of 12 locally rooted organizations around the world that advocate together to build political will and increase investments for global health. Our partners: Æquitas (India), CITAM+ (Zambia), Global Health Advocates France, Global Health Advocates India, Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium, Princess of Africa Foundation (South Africa), RESULTS Australia, RESULTS Canada, RESULTS Japan, RESULTS Educational Fund (US), RESULTS UK, and WACI Health.