On 28 and 29 March 2022 the Multi-country – TAIEX Workshop on Good Practice in Strengthening Health Systems for the Prevention and the Control of TB in the SEEHN Member States (Western Balkans and beyond) was held virtually.

The initiative for this multi-country event was developed and implemented as a partnership between the IPH of Albania and the SEEHN Secretariat, and funded by TAIEX. Around 50 participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo* and Turkey gathered for two days to accelerate progress towards the elimination of this life-threatening disease.

The aim of the meeting was to map the current Tuberculosis (TB) situation, review the TB management, and develop recommendations for national comprehensive policies, strategies and plans for scaling up programmes towards effective interventions to prevent and control TB in the South Eastern Europe Region.

Additionally, discussions focused on the screening and management of TB in the refugees’ population. The current experience came to particular relevance and Turkey shared their expertise in the matter.  SEEHN and its international partners will continuously join efforts and will work to support the Member States in their endeavour to eliminate this deadly disease.

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