World TB Day: New resources in French and Russian

Last year, the Alliance launched its latest Good Practice Guide on community-based TB and HIV integration. This World TB Day, we are delighted to provide French and Russian versions of this guide.

Tuberculosis (TB) is still the most common opportunistic infection and cause of death among people living with HIV. While TB is curable and HIV is treatable, too often people do not access services quickly enough.

To help support community-based organisations take the fight against TB to the next level, the Alliance – in collaboration with PATH – has produced new French and Russian versions of its Good Practice Guide on Community-based TB and HIV integration.

The guide draws on the expansive global experience of both organisations in order to provide guiding principles and practical steps to integrate TB into HIV programming.

Dr Mburu (co-author of the Guide) explains: “The resource is filled with the direct experiences of community-based HIV service organisations (such as Alliance Ukraine) around TB advocacy, communications, social mobilisation and service delivery. It is a practical, hands-on tool any organisation can use to plan and implement effective TB and HIV activities.”

The Guide also offers sensible advice on how community-based organisations can work collaboratively with national TB programmes in their own countries.

Please share these resources widely.