TBEC webinar on Sustainability, Transition, and Co-financing (STC) of Health Products

  • 28.06.2018 16:00 - 28.06.2018 17:30
Would you like to better understand the Global Fund's policy on Sustainability, Transition and Co-Financing of TB drugs? What is the impact of this policy on availability of TB drugs in your country? What are the key challenges and risks?

June 28, 2018 at 14.00-15.30 hrs BST TBEC will hold the bilingual webinar. The focus will be on the Global Fund’s Sustainability, Transition, and Co-Financing Policy and its impact on the availability of quality, affordable essential TB drugs, diagnostics, and other commodities in the region. The webinar will explore the implications of transition process from the Global Fund support to national funding on co-financing and procurement of TB drugs in the region. The webinar will specifically focus on various risks and challenges transition presents and the different ways to address the issue at national and regional level. Erica Lessem from Treatment Action Group will discuss why now is an important time to discuss the policy (in view of GF investments in TB and new products already in the pipeline) and Sharonann Lynch from Médecins Sans Frontières will provide an overview of unintended consequences of STC policy and how they could be mitigated. Sergii Filippovych will share his extensive experience of treatment approaches and programmatic transition, procurement process and supply management of TB drugs in Ukraine.

After initial presentations, we will leave ample time for the discussion.

• Presentation by Sharonann Lynch, HIV and TB Policy Advisor at Médecins Sans Frontières;
• Presentation by Erica Lessem, Deputy Executive Director – TB of Treatment Action Group;
• Presentation by Sergii Filippovych, Consultant and former Director of Treatment, Procurement and Supply Management of “Alliance for Public Health”, Ukraine;
• Q&A

The webinar will be carried out in English, followed by consecutive interpretation in Russian and vice-versa.
To register for the webinar, please click on the link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/039c12b275ef0676d746f627e8486654

Please take into account that it could take 1 – 2 minutes to register for the webinar.

All questions related to the webinar, you may address on: coordinator@tbcoalition.eu