World TB Day

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World TB Day
March 25, 2019 – CDF through its TB Program marked the International Tuberculosis day, with the motto of It’s time to end Tuberculosis!. The meeting gathered representatives from the National Program on Tuberculosis Control (PKKT) of the Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the implementing partners of the Program – World Health Organization office in Prishtina, NGO ‘KeA’, representatives of health institutions, professionals and media. The meeting emphasized the progress made in Kosovo over the past year, in reducing the number of cases and it called for awareness raising, fighting stigma and discrimination and the many ways this treatment is being offered in Kosovo, free of charge. Except for the before mentioned topics, the Executive Director of the CDF, Ms. Nermin Mahmuti talked also about the new grant for the TB Program the organization, which is the main recipient of the TB grants in Kosovo has received from the Global Fund, for the period 2019 – 2021. ‘Receiving a new grant is an appreciation for everyone and especially for CDF, and justifies the trust given to CDF from the National Coordination Mechanism and the Global Fund, as a qualitative and stable partner with integrity. We have achieved positive results that are highly evaluated by both independent evaluators and donors themselves. During these 3 years of implementation, we expect many challenges as we will go through an intensive transition process from the dependence of donor funds. The transition must be sustainable and ensure full independence of program implementation by the institutions of the Republic of Kosovo. It also implies steady local capacity building to absorb the implementation of Global Fund Programs, sustainable supplying of medicines and medicinal products, providing quality health services and community services,’- said Ms. Mahmuti. The meeting ended with the emphasis of the new work that needs to be done to strengthen the partnership among all actors of the program, including civil society, which has a very important role for the quality implementation of the program.