Welcome to the Africa Coalition on Tuberculosis!
What is ACT!?
Leading TB advocates from five African countries came together to launch the Africa Coalition on Tuberculosis (ACT!) on World TB Day 2012 where they developed and presented Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership, with the Civil Society Declaration on Tuberculosis in Africa. Through their ongoing work to identify people with TB symptoms, support those on treatment for TB, and ensure that people living with HIV get the preventive treatment they need, CSOs contribute substantially to TB efforts. They have a wealth of knowledge about what works and what does not. Most of them are already attached to government health centers, working as TB treatment supporters and in other roles. These groups are quick to identify bottlenecks and areas of weakness, but their voices often go unheard. Experienced activists have recognized the need to band together as one voice to be able to influence decision-makers at local, national, and regional levels, and have chosen to use ACT! as their platform for doing so.
A TB-free Africa through community action.
To value and consolidate the power within communities throughout Africa to end the injustice of TB, a curable disease from which millions of our people suffer and die each year. We enable infected and affected communities to advocate for universal access to TB services by enhancing advocacy skills, knowledge tools and opportunities to contribute to and hold all stakeholders accountable for achieving a TB-free Africa.
What we're working on
In addition to establishing regional and country structures, ACT! will focus its first-year efforts on advocating for TB resources for communities from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria; asking governments and donors to focus on solutions to TB in children; improving multidrug-resistant TB diagnosis and treatment; and calling attention to ongoing drug stock outs in many countries that leave people with TB waiting for treatment.
Joint Planning in ACSM: Civil Society and the National TB Control Program Training
Abuja, Nigeria, July 2013
Kampala, Uganda, March 2014
Civil society, National TB Program and other partners work to integrate civil society activities with National TB Program plans and strategies to promote a collaborative response to TB. National ACT! chapters launched in Nigeria and Uganda.
Global Health Advocacy Training
Conducting national, regional and global level advocacy for TB programs and interventions.
Joint Planning in ACSM: Kenyan Civil Society and the National TB Control Program
Civil society and Kenya’s National TB Program work to integrate civil society activities with National TB Program plans and strategies to promote a collaborative response to TB in Kenya.
Joint Planning in ACSM: Zambian Civil Society and the National TB and Leprosy Program
Civil society, Zambia’s National TB Program and other partners work to integrate civil society activities with National TB Program plans and strategies to promote a collaborative response to TB in Zambia.
Regional Training on Monitoring and Evaluation of ACSM to Support TB Control
Training on monitoring and evaluation of ACSM activities.
ACSM Skills Building
Washington, DC, USA
Intensive training on ACSM and apply training during advocacy events for World TB Day.
ACT! is not currently accepting new members as we are currently focusing on internal policies and procedures.
Please email us with your name, organization, country, and areas of interest. You may not receive an immediate response; however, we have received your message. We will contact you as soon as all systems are in place.
Thank you for your interest!
Yours in solidarity,