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Tuberculosis

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Tuberculosis is known as one of the “big three” infectious diseases affecting the developing world, but has received less attention and funding from donors than the other two (HIV/AIDS and malaria). However, the rising incidence of drug-resistant strains of TB, as well as co-infection with other deadly diseases, has resulted in the recent prioritization of TB on the agendas of local as well as international development organizations. Faith-inspired actors are primary providers of health services in many countries and are positioned to address this need. These resources highlight ongoing faith-inspired efforts to draw attention to their unique capacity and to encourage collaboration to protect against and care for victims of tuberculosis. The essays, organizations, programs, events, publications, and quotes demonstrate an array of initiatives in the tuberculosis sector. The resources are part of an ongoing initiative focused on religion and global development sponsored by the Luce Foundation.


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  • May 17, 2011
    In this paper from the Stop TB Department at the World Health Organization (WHO), Haileyesus Getahun and Mario Raviglion examine the importance of the "third sector"—nongovernmental, faith-based, community-based, patient-based, and professional organizations—in global health initiatives, whether through local care and service or advocacy, research, and education. By focusing on HIV/AIDS and especially tuberculosis response, the authors argue for increased recognition by...
  • February 17, 2010
    Published by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in cooperation with the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty, "Faith & Malaria: Towards an Integrated Solution" reports on the discussions during the September 2009 conference of the same name held at Yale University. It offers recommendations and action steps to improve collaboration between faith-based organizations, governments and donors, and secular development groups. The report highlights participants' renewed commitment to meeting...
  • January 1, 2010
    This publication reports on the Global Fund's partnership with faith-based organizations (FBOs) in the fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria. The Global Fund recognizes the important role FBOs play in providing rural health care and orphan care in the developing world, especially in serving the poorest and most vulnerable populations. Therefore, the Global Fund has made FBOs a priority for receiving grants and funding for projects. This report documents the work that partnering FBOs have...
  • April 1, 2009
    In a joint study by the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) and the Pakistan National Tuberculosis Program, researchers assessed the knowledge of local Muslim religious leaders about tuberculosis and then conducted an intensive awareness training workshop with the goal of analyzing the effect that tuberculosis training for religious leaders would have on case detection rates in Pakistan's Balochistan region. The resulting report concludes that not only did religious...
  • March 1, 2009
    The report "Understanding and Challenging TB stigma: Toolkit for Action" provides a variety of participatory education resources to help community-based organizations—including FBOs&mdashaddress stigma surrounding those with tuberculosis (TB) and/or HIV/AIDS. Exercises address basic knowledge about the disease, gender-differentiated experiences of TB and HIV/AIDS, particular challenges related to children and young people, and methods of encouraging personal reflection. Report...
  • January 1, 2008
    The WHO report "Community Involvement in Tuberculosis Care and Prevention: Towards Partnerships for Health" offers national tuberculosis (TB) programs and civil society organizations guidance on why, how, and to what extent they should engage communities in the fight against TB. Social justice principles of solidarity and subsidiarity inform this approach, which focuses on networking, capacity-building, and ongoing evaluation and adaptation. Report appendices provide summaries of previous WHO...
  • January 1, 2008
    The report "Maguindanao Tuberculosis Control Project: Operations Research to Assess Gender Inequalities in Access to TB Services for Women" reviews a DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment [Short Course]) strategy implemented in the southern Philippines and considers how cultural, economic, and epidemiological factors affect women at risk for contracting tuberculosis. Echoing more general WHO research, this investigation found gender disparities in access to treatment, perceived priority of...
  • January 1, 2008
    The "Report on the Involvement of Faith-Based Organizations in the Global Fund" examines how FBOs have interacted with the Global Fund as grant recipients and concludes by identifying ongoing ways the organization can enhance FBO involvement in its work. The vast majority of FBOs have functioned as sub-recipients (SR), with a growing number demonstrating the capacity to serve as primary recipients (PR). The report notes the particularly high presence of FBOs in Latin America and West and...
  • September 1, 2006
    In this joint paper published by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the Tuberculosis Center of Thailand, and the Prince of Songkla University in Thailand in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, researchers examine the social and behavioral implications of tuberculosis in southern Thailand. Through focus groups and interviews with tuberculosis patients, care providers, community members, and Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders, the study explored two...
  • June 22, 2005
    This report outlines the aims of the Conference on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace held on June 22, 2005. This conference involved a three-way partnership between the UN, religious non-governmental organizations, and governments. It was chaired by Dr. Alberto G. Romulo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines. Conference members made specific recommendations to the United Nations to improve interfaith dialogue and understanding while achieving the Millennium Development Goals....
  • September 30, 2001
    The CCIH Forum, a publication of Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH), contains articles detailing the work of Christian churches and communities engaged in health care provision. The October 2001 issue includes articles based on the discussions that took place at a CCIH-sponsored conference entitled "Challenges for the Church: AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis." The articles range from comparative studies of church efforts in Uganda, Senegal, and Jamaica to personal...
  • The report "Engaging with The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: A Primer For Faith-based Organizations" is designed to help faith-based organizations successfully apply for Global Fund grants and generally improve understanding and cooperation between FBOs and other stakeholders. It first provides a general overview of the Global Fund's history and structure, followed by examples of the diverse ways and levels at which FBOs can engage the Global Fund; it concludes with more...