ALMATY JOINED THE ZERO TB CITIES INITIATIVE

On October 26, 2018, Kanat Tosekbaev, the Head of the Almaty Healthcare Department, and Lucica Ditiu – the Executive Director of Stop TB Partnership, signed the Zero TB CITIes Declaration. The signing ceremony took place in Astana during the Global Conference on Primary Health Care. The signing of Zero TB CITIes Declaration was initiated within the framework of the project “Fast-track TB/HIV responses for key populations in EECA cities’, which is being implemented in Almaty by the partner organization AFEW Kazakhstan. Through participation in the Zero TB CITIes initiative, Almaty will have access to international experience in TB control programs, will be able to share with other cities with the most successful TB responses in Almaty, and will receive support in developing a municipal TB program.