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Stop TB Partnership Ghana in collaboration with other members of the TB community in Ghana joined the rest of the world to commemorate World TB Day in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua. As expected, the event under the theme, Yes We Can End TB took stock of the successes, the challenges and the way forward in the fight to eliminate TB in Ghana and beyond.

For Board Chairman of Stop TB Partnership Ghana, Eric Kwabena Agbozo, if Ghana must win the fight against TB, corporate Ghana, philanthropists, individuals and for that matter the private sector has to learn some financial support. He therefore sent a passionate appeal to all, especially the private sector given the current economic situation faced by the central government with regards to the IMF bailout.

While acknowledging the immense support of Stop TB Partnership in Geneva and the Global Fund, he also believes government can still play its part when it comes to the counterpart funding arrangement with the Global Fund. Board Chair and other members of the civil society front also reminded the government of Ghana about the commitments made at the 2023 United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB, especially the commitment to deepen civil society involvement and to increase funding to the fight against TB in Ghana.

On his part, the National TB Ambassador, Ahunabobirim Agyensam Prah VI, Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Area (Assin Kushea) in the Central Region called on Ghanaians to desist from stigmatization and the negative names they associate TB with, since stigma has been one of the setbacks militating against the fight to eradicate TB.

Board Chair, Eric Kwabena Agbozo called on all to make frantic efforts to end TB because TB anywhere is TB everywhere.