TB Community Systems Strengthening (TBCSS) Project in Georgia

Introduction and Overview

The Curatio International Foundation has been designated a Round 7 Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) grantee. CFCS, funded by the Stop TB partnership, is a mechanism that provides grants to technically sound, innovative interventions, to support the engagement of communities in national tuberculosis (TB) responses. With the following objectives, the goal for CFCS Round 7 is to strengthen community responses that are integrated and part of a comprehensive response to TB.

Organisations Involved

Curatio International Foundation implements the study funded by the Stop TB partnership.

Expected Results and Their Application

CIF will implement the TB Community Systems Strengthening (TBCSS) project in Georgia. The overarching goal of the TBCSS project is to build-up integrated and comprehensive responses to TB that are patient-centered, and include a strong partnership with communities and civil society. The project will have three main objectives.

1: To assess the legal and social environment, the capacity of civil society, and the gaps and needs for engaging civil society in the TB community response; 2: to improve organizational strength for the sustainable development of civil society in the TB field; 3: Improve the links, coordination and networking of TB constituencies, civil society organizations, as well as state and other actors. These objectives will be achieved in two phases. In addition, we will provide updated information about the activities and achievements obtained throughout the lifecycle of the project.

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