RE: [npoc-voice] Reminder: Next NPOC call Tuesday, November 8!
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- From: Abdulai Sesay <movementagainsttb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 23:08:59 +0000
I will be interested for the meeting. I want to know the outcome of the Darkarr
meeting especially for our membership status in the NPOC.
Abdulai Abubakarr Sesay
Civil Society Movement Against Tuberculosis Sierra Leone(CISMAT-SL)
54 Wellington Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa
Civil Society Movement Against Tuberculosis in Sierra Leone (CISMAT-SL) is a
Civil Society led movement, non-profit making and a coalition of Civil Society
Organizations working on the campaign against tuberculosis in Sierra Leone in
order to promote the involvement of Civil Society groups in TB campaigns and
increase advocacy efforts for the prevention, early diagnosis and care and
control of TB in Sierra Leone.
Realizing that TB is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV
which is the most important risk factor for developing TB. Almost one in four
deaths among people with HIV is due to TB. The implementation of collaborative
TB/HIV activities including the Three Is and earlier initiation of ART is
proven to prevent unnecessary deaths among people living with HIV. However, the
scale up of implementation of activities particularly the Three Is for HIV/TB
(Isoniazid preventive therapy, intensified case finding for TB, and Infection
control) is very low. For example by the end of 2009 only 5% of all people
living with HIV were screened for TB and less than 1% are provided with
isoniazid preventive therapy.
Recognized of the fact that HIV/AIDS is fueling a resurgence of TB in many
areas of the world particularly Sierra Leone. Global incidence of TB has
increased over the past 10 years, killing approximately 2 million people
annually. At the same time, TB is a leading cause of death by infectious
disease for people living with HIV/AIDS. Yet when contrasted with the extent of
social mobilization around HIV/AIDS, the lack of political commitment and Civil
Society involvement to TB control is striking.
Subject: [npoc-voice] Reminder: Next NPOC call Tuesday, November 8!
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 20:41:07 +0000
The NPOC members conference call is scheduled for next Tuesday, November 8 at
4:00pm EST (21:00 UTC).
We have much to report from the ICANN 42 meeting held at the end of October in
Dakar, Senegal. Debra Hughes and Michael Carson did an amazing job
representing the NPOC and our members during the meeting! Michael looks
forward to sharing
his experiences with you.
Please email me directly if you need the toll free conference dialing
instructions. The conference call passcode is: 5913.
I will send out a more complete meeting agenda on Monday.
Senior Intellectual Property Specialist
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20037