HISTORY OF THE PARTNERSHIP

The Global Partnership

The Global Stop TB Partnership is leading the way to a world without tuberculosis (TB), a disease that is curable but still kills three people every minute. Founded in 2001, the Partnership’s mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. 

Established in 1998 as ‘ Stop TB Initiative’ a global collaboration and social movement  to stop TB, the Stop Tb partnership was Housed in WHO headquarter Geneva and had 1000 organisation as part of the partnership (Governmental agencies, Technical partners, Non-governmental organisations (CSO’s & FBO’s), International National. Currently 23 active national Stop TB partnerships around the world. Read more on this.

Nigeria Stop TB Partnership

 National Stop TB Partnership is a voluntary alliance between organizations drawn from the public, civil society and private/business sectors who commit to work collaboratively towards TB prevention, care and control, in which all partners contribute from their core competencies, share risks and responsibilities and benefit by achieving their own, each others and the overall goal.

The Nigeria Stop TB Partnership is a voluntary alliance formed by the National TB Control Programme (NTP), the World Heatlh Organization (WHO) and other partners (including civil society organizations, the private sector and individuals affected by TB) on 17 December 2007. The partnership’s main objective is to secure political commitment for TB control, care and prevention at national, state and LGA levels in order to create a strong national response to TB. Beyond this, the partnership also works to raise additional resources (including human resources, technical expertise, financial resources and in-kind contributions) from partners in the country and from international donors. View profile on the Global StopTB website.

WHY 'STOP TB' PARTNERSHIP?

  • Platform to bring together partners from multiple sectors to join fight against TB.
  • Create synergy based on comparative strengths of each partner.
  • Enable linkages between TB and other social determinants of health.
  • Work smart and not hard.
  • Avoid wastages.
  • Advocacy tool

ROLES OF THE NSTBP

  • Advocacy:
    • Government (human & financial resources)
    • National and State Assembly
    • Professional and regulatory bodies
    • Private sector
  • Community interventions & support for SCO’s.
  • External communication for visibility of issues.
  • Ensuring accountability by all:
    • NTP at all levels
    • Implementing partners
    • Funding partners/Agencies
  • Take the burden of partner coordination off the national program staff.
  • Act as the outreach and engagement mechanism to bring all sectors of society into the fight against TB.