Global Health Advocates is a non-governmental organization that focuses on engaging all sections of society to fight diseases that disproportionately affect people living in poverty, and are also the leading causes of people living in poverty.
In particular, Global Health Advocates works towards the formulation and implementation of effective public policies to fight disease and ill health.
Established in 2001 as the Massive Effort Campaign, Global Health Advocates works in France and in India.
Developed by the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the ISTC describe a widely accepted level of care that all practitioners, public and private, should seek to achieve in managing patients who have, or are suspected of having, tuberculosis. The Standards are intended to facilitate the effective engagement of all care providers in delivering high-quality care for patients of all ages.
The ICN TB/MDR-TB Leading Lights initiative aims to showcase the work of exceptional nurses trained by the ICN TB/MDR-TB project who are making an outstanding contribution to TB prevention, care and management in their local facility and/or community.
The Leading Lights Award will highlight the contribution of those involved with caring for people affected by any form of TB and show the world what an impact effective training and resources can have on this global disease.
ICN invites all the ICN TB project partners to nominate nurses and allied health workers who have demonstrated excellence in their efforts to teach their colleagues about TB, improve patient care or make changes to reduce transmission of TB. As well as being highlighted on the ICN's website, the winners will be presented with a certificate and a special pin by their national nurses association.
Once a year, we will also be celebrating one of our in-country project leads without whom the ICN TB/MDR-TB Project would not function and these nurses would not receive the training and mentorship available.
To nominate a Leading Light, please click here !
Chief Nurse, T’umen Regional TB Dispensary
Elena started her nursing career in TB 15 years ago. Today she serves as a Chief Nurse, but more importantly as a strong leader of the TB nursing network in Russia.
Chief Nurse of the Children’s Psychoneurology Rehabilitation Center (Russian Federation)
Svetlana has worked in the TB sector for 13 years. She formerly worked as a chief nurse of a children’s TB sanatorium and as a head nurse of the T’umen regional TB dispensary.
Director of Nursing Department,
Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital (China)
Zhao Jun has worked in TB for more than 20 years and has dedicated her career to improving the care of patients with TB and protecting healthcare workers from developing TB. After attending an ICN training workshop in 2014, she shared the knowledge and skills she learned to make improvements in the TB nursing practice and improve the delivery of patient-centered care in her hospital.
TB Department, Beijing Chest Hospital (China)
Nie Feifei has been working in the TB field for 20 years. In 2011, she was trained through the ICN training project on TB/MDR-TB.
Nurse, Goro Health Center,
Yodit attended the ICN TB/MDR-TB training in 2012.
The Global Health Committee is focused on curing tuberculosis (TB) and effectively treating AIDS among the world's poorest populations. We believe that it is a fundamental human right to receive medicines for curable or treatable diseases.