KHPT, in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP), Global Coalition of TB Advocates (GCTA) and the Stop TB Partnership, organized a webinar on March 7 titled ‘Addressing Gender and Stigma Challenges to TB Elimination’.

Held on the eve of International Women’s Day on March 8, the webinar was aligned with this year’s theme of ‘Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow’. The event brought together government representatives, policy makers, health activists, and think tank leaders who deliberated on the need for a gender-transformative TB response as a means of ensuring a people-centred rights-based response at all levels of the TB care continuum.

Resource persons included Ms Sangita Patel, Director, Health Office, USAID;  Dr Rajendra Joshi, Deputy Director General, National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Dr Dalbir Singh, President, Global Coalition Against TB and Advisor to KHPT; Ms Amy Piatek, Senior TB Technical Advisor, USAID; Ms Blessina Kumar, CEO Global Coalition of TB Advocates; Dr K.S. Sachdeva, Regional Director-The Union South East Asia at International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union); and Dr Rehana Begum, Project Director, Breaking the Barriers, KHPT.

The event recording will be available on KHPT’s YouTube page shortly.

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