The Change Agents Training aims to bring together affected community members from inadequately served populations to discuss issues at the global, regional and country level that are relevant to enable community-led TB response. The training will also provide a valuable opportunity to the community members to build their advocacy skills for future response to better health care. The community members will use this platform to enhance their knowledge on latest development on TB treatment regime, and access issues, gaps and challenges.
To establish a group of effective Change Agents to advocate and support NTPs in finding the missing people with TB, ensuring early detection, diagnosis and treatment initiation.
• To bring together community members including TB survivors, NGO staff, members from the key population most vulnerable to TB and TB champions to discuss TB issues at the global, regional and country level
• To provide training to community members on TB and advocacy
• To enhance community members’ knowledge on latest developments on TB treatment regime, availability, gaps and challenges.
The training will address three major themes under the following sections:
1. TB basics
The Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA) is a coalition of TB affected individuals bringing the lived experience of TB to the global platforms towards a people-centered rights-based response to TB. GCTA endeavors to bridge the gap between civil society organizations and other stakeholders, while ensuring that community is involved in all TB processes. Since its inception in October 2013, the GCTA has contributed significantly to the global and regional TB agenda through its network of activists, achieving a number of significant milestones along the way in ensuring a person-centered rights-based TB response.