Could you play a part in the TB Alliance– a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding faster-acting and affordable drug regimens to fight TB –  as a Community Representative?

This call is for you, if you:

  • Are a TB survivor with active connection to TB advocacy networks;
  • Are an advocate from a TB high-burden country;
  • Understand the needs of individuals and communities affected by TB or TB/HIV;
  • Know about new TB drugs in development and ongoing TB clinical research; community/civil society participation in research and new TB drug introduction/access programs;
  • Can provide independent, critical feedback to the TB Alliance’s scientific and introduction/access programs;
  • can speak about the need for new TB drug treatments that will improve and simplify treatment for people with XDR, MDR and DS-TB;
  • Are able to travel internationally to attend the Annual Meeting of the Stakeholders Association (30 October in India) and the Community Engagement Forum;
  • Can communicate in spoken and written English.

What does being the Community Representative (CR) of the Stakeholders Association entail?

  • The CR serves for a three-year term and may not designate an alternate representative;
  • Representation is in theirindividual capacity rather than representing an institution, and it is hoped that the CR will gather some feedback from community groups and activists to share at SHA meetings;
  • The CR gives independent advice and feedback to the SHA and TB Alliance on all matters relating to TB drug research and development, and the introduction of new TB regimens;
  • The CR is a voice for TB patients, participants in TB research, survivors, affected communities and advocates;
  • The CR attends the Annual SHA Meeting, and will also participate in various other SHA initiatives throughout the year; and
  • In mutual agreement, an activity plan may be developed for the CR to participate in other meetings, trainings or advocacy around TB research and the introduction of new TB medicines.

What is the process for selecting the Community Representative?

  • To apply submit applications via the online form andSigned letter of recommendation from an individual or institution must also be submitted via email to SHA@tballiance.orgno later than August 18, 2019.
  • All applications will be reviewed by a selection committee including TB Alliance CE staff, former SHA Community Representatives, the SHA Secretary and a member of the SHA representing an advocacy organization.
  • Selection and notification: The Community Representative will be selected in collaboration with the SHA President, and will be notified no later than September 10, 2019. The term of service will begin immediately.
  • The Community Representative is expected to attend the 2019 Annual Stakeholders Meeting, which will take place on October 30thin Hyderabad, India just ahead of the 50th World Conference on Lung Health.