As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, we urge all of our partners and stakeholders, along with the greater TB community, to stay safe and healthy. We offer our deepest sympathies to those who have already been impacted by COVID-19, and stand in solidarity and resilience in the global fight against it.
Read TB Alliance's World TB Day statement with FIND and TBVI: COVID-19: a message of solidarity on World TB Day 2020
TB Alliance is engaging in World TB Day events around the globe.
Among the events being supported by TB Alliance are more than 30 community-level activities, including TB screenings, educational events and political advocacy to raise awareness of the TB pandemic and increase support of TB research and funding. Explore this map to learn more about 2020 World TB Day events.Disclaimer: Due to COVID-19, we are working with our partners around the world to reschedule in-person events or move others to a virtual platform.
Accelerating the TB Response | Devex & USP
Monday, March 23 | 8:30am
On Monday, March 23 — on the eve of World TB Day — Devex and USP will host a digital Newsmaker event to discuss TB efforts and how, in the era of COVID-19, progress can still be made. Speakers will assess the pace of progress following September 2018's first-ever U.N. High-Level Meeting on TB; find out how we can accelerate the urgency of in-country responses; dive deeper into how to ensure sustainable financing to power an effective response; and discuss how the global development community can help scale up access to prevention and treatment. Register for the webinar and find additional details here.
COVID-19 and TB Webinar
Tuesday, March 24 | 9:00 - 10:30am
As COVID-19 is sweeping the world, this webinar will aim to discuss the implications of the pandemic on tuberculosis – the world's current leading cause of infectious death – along with its impact on TB patients and survivors, as well as on TB care and health systems. What can we proactively do to try and mitigate the damage? Register here.
It’s Time to Stand Together: World TB Day Gets Virtual | The Stop TB Partnership & WHO
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
Join Lucica Ditiu of the Stop TB Partnership and Tereza Kasaeva of WHO along with Ministers of Health, technical partners, TB survivors, communities, researchers, activists, nurses, epidemiologists and donors for a virtual town hall, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the work we do on tuberculosis. This discussion will explore how to be resilient in this situation, how to prepare ourselves for a post-COVID-19 life, and will answer and debate any questions from participants. Join the town hall based on your region and preferred time zone. For more information and register for the webinar here.