Communication Material on TB
Best Practice Compendium uploaded on the CTD Nikshay portal

The Best Practice Compendium (BPC) captures innovative approaches by 15 select corporates who have done exemplary work on TB interventions. These practices can be emulated by all 100 +Corporate TB Pledge partners and the larger corporate sector engaged in TB interventions. The compendium was released by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, who said, “As TB usually affects the poorer sections of the population owning the lack of hygienic conditions, congestions, and deprivation of nutrition, I must congratulate CII for their focused efforts on TB augmenting the government’s efforts to eliminate TB by 2025.” The Minister also acknowledged the contribution and support of the corporate sector to join the fight to eliminate TB by 2025, under the Corporate TB Pledge initiative, and called upon more corporates to join the mission. This also marked the launch of CII’s 3 yearlong commitment to TB Free Workplace Campaign.

Community Based Tuberculosis Prevention and Care:Why and How to get involved- An international handbook from NGOs and Civil Society Organisations ( USAID, CHIP and Core Group initiative)

People living with TB often live in     places that government services have a hard time reaching. TB spreads in households and communities, ranging from rural villages to urban apartment blocks to schools to workplaces and crowded places like workers’ hostels and prisons. Within ALL communities, community-oriented efforts can both help prevent the spread of TB AND support diagnosis and treatment. This document is designed to serve as a handbook, or primer, for NGOs and CSOs that are considering joining the fight against TB. It provides information on TB and how it is prevented, diagnosed, and treated, how TB programs work on the ground, how communities and CSOs can get involved, and special populations that need extra attention. Step-by-step guidance on getting started in addressing TB, pitfalls to avoid, and a list of useful resources are included.

Overcoming barriers to TB control: The Role of Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization(ACSM) Training Curriculum

This curriculum is designed for training TB control professionals and civil society activists at national and local levels who are involved in ACSM efforts. It is designed to provide country level staff with the specific knowledge and skills to plan, implement, and evaluate effective ACSM interventions linked to specific TB control objectives. The curriculum structure and methodologies proposed by PATH were approved by the Stop TB Partnership ACSM Country Level Core Group members for global use

Best Practice Compendium(BPC): Innovative Approaches by Corporates  to Eliminate TB by 2025 at the inaugural session of the CII India Healthcare Week 2020

The BPC captures innovative approaches by 15 select corporates who have done exemplary work on TB interventions. These practices can be emulated by all 100 +Corporate TB Pledge  partners and the larger corporate sector engaged in TB interventions. The compendium was released by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister of Health and Family Welfare; Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, who said, “As TB usually affects the poorer sections of the population owing the lack of hygienic conditions, congestions and deprivation of nutrition, I must congratulate CII for their focused efforts on TB augmenting the government’s efforts to eliminate TB by 2025.” The Minister also acknowledged the contribution and support of the corporate sector to join the fight to eliminate TB by 2025, under the Corporate TB Pledge initiative and called upon more corporates to join the mission. This also marked the launch of CII’s 3 yearlong commitment to TB Free Workplace Campaign. (Click on the button below to watch video of the virtual launch of BPC)

Nikshay Patrika 

This document is the quarterly publication of the Central TB Division. The publication also showcases the TB intervention success story of one of our Corporate TB pledge Partners.

Corporate TB Pledge-  Galvanizing corporate support to #EndTB by 2025

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be the largest infectious disease killer in India causing an estimated 4,500 deaths every year. The country is home to over a quarter of the global TB burden, with an estimated 27 lakh new TB cases emerging each year. Recognizing that tuberculosis affects populations inequitably, contributes to the cycle of ill-health, malnutrition and poverty, and that the spread of TB has an impact upon the community and its development, the government has waged a war against the disease. The Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has set an ambitious target of eliminating the disease from the country by 2025, that is 5 years ahead of the global target of SDGs by 2030 and has adopted many novel strategies since 2017.

Shops Plus

USAID partnered with the Government of India to make India a TB free nation by 2025. The Corporate TB Pledge program – a Ministry of Health and Family Welfare initiative, supported by USAID –developed a shared TB vision with the aim of galvanizing the corporate sector. The Corporate TB Pledge provides support and recognition to the corporate sector to join the multi-sector fight to eliminate TB in India. The level of corporate commitment, support and recognition increases as a company moves across membership tiers.
With the aim of servicing the corporates, Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus, USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health, was introduced in 2019. It aims to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas. SHOPS Plus supports the achievement of US government health priorities and improves the equity and quality of the total health system. Batches of communication material and IEC material on TB, TB policy framework, TB principles were developed with the aim of servicing the corporates with these material and posters for utilisation in awareness activities. Tier specific material in English and Hindi is developed and available for Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond Corporate TB pledge members as per their commitment requirement to support their work on TB free workplaces, CSR work and collaboration with the Govt. The materials are all in openne file formats, to enable CTP members to insert their companies logos, contextualise the material, display and also use in awareness programs, capacity building workshops, networking and leveraging networks working on TB. s.An animation film on TB is also available in English for the corprates to use for TB awareness activities in their workplaces and communities.

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