On November 6, with the support of the ICF “Alliance of Public Health” a round table was held in the Ukrainian Parliament on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Parliament Platform to Fight Tuberculosis.

Representatives of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Public Health Center, the ministries of Justice and Social Policy and other national institutions, international organizations, civil society and patients’ organizations together with parliamentarians discussed the most important issues dedicated to TB control in Ukraine. As well, the following topics were highlighted during the meeting: the state policy in fight against TB, development and implementation of a multi-sectoral accountability mechanism after UN High-Level Meeting on TB and Strategic Plan on advocacy, communication and social mobilization.

MP Sergiy Kiral, the Head of the Parliament Platform to Fight Tuberculosis told that the success achieved by the parliamentary association during the first year of activity was the result of a joint work. The role and importance of civil society organizations and their capacity in overcoming the epidemic in Ukraine were noted during the meeting.

Significant work in the area of TB control is carried out by the ICF “Alliance of Public Health”, which is the focal point of the civil society organizations to work with the Global TB Caucus in Ukraine.

Zahedul Islam. Director: Treatment, Procurement & Supply management, on behalf of civil society expressed gratitude to the Head of the Parliamentary Platform for the openness to cooperation and prominent results achieved during the year.