Results of TB community, rights and gender assessments in EECA region

From 2016 to date several communities, rights and gender (CRG) assessments and reviews were conducted in Eastern Europe/Central Asia (EECA) countries: Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

The purpose of the session is to introduce and discuss the common bottlenecks and solutions. Assessments supported by the Global Fund through the regional program on advancing people-centered quality TB care, or TB-REP 2.0, went through multi-stakeholder prioritization processes, evaluating epidemiological data and a number of risk factors, in order to form a short-list of the most vulnerable to TB key populations. These key populations were subsequently engaged to collect additional qualitative information about human rights, gender, and stigma/discrimination barriers at the level of the health system and individual patient’s level.