Date: Tuesday 15 November 2022
Time: 13:00 to 16:00 CET
Despite TB being recognized as a social disease, and research illuminating its social drivers, current responses to TB inadequately engender this social framing. This workshop will centerstage social and health equity to propel a radical shift in how we envision TB elimination. Through four brilliant speakers and forward-thinking participants, this workshop aims to provide a forum for candid, critical dialogue on the current TB policy architecture, funding landscape, and programming including translation of global guidelines, accountability, and intersectoral engagement, to support prioritizing a framework for equity in the global TB response. The interdisciplinary workshop will include video presentations, aired live, and intermingled interactive segments comprising breakout rooms, debriefing sessions, and Q&A.
After attending this workshop participants will be able to:
- Critical assessment of systemic structural gaps and inequities underlying the TB epidemic across and within countries.
- Approaches to pivot funding, research, and policymaking to (more) explicitly address the inequitable distribution of the social determinants and impacts of TB.
- Re-imagined TB programming to support community-engagement and decolonization in the development and translation of TB policies to practice
Session sponsor: Social Science and Health Innovations for Tuberculosis (SSHIFTB)
Chairs: Amrita Daftary, York University and Jeremiah Chikovore, Human Sciences Research Council
Coordinators: Angela Chen, York University and Nora Engel, Maastricht University
Target audience: Researchers, program managers, decision-makers, social scientists, community representatives