Inter-sectoral collaboration for quality services and accountability

4th Baltic Tuberculosis symposium
25-26 of August 2021, ONLINE

The 4th Baltic TB online symposium

 was organized by the International Training Center of the Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Center, Riga East University hospital - WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Management of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, in collaboration with partners from Latvian Society Against Tuberculosis, Republican Klaipeda hospital, the WHO Country office Latvia, PATH Ukraine, Global TB Caucus and TBnet.


  • From screening to preventing tuberculosis - is it possible?
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • People-centered tuberculosis care
  • Patients and healthcare workers perspective

The agenda of the symposium.


  • The WHO Regional Office for Europe
  • European Center for Diseases Prevention and Control
  • TBnet
  • The Nehterlands National TB program
  • International Council of Nurses
  • PATH Ukraine
  • Global TB Caucus
  • WHO CC Latvia
  • WHO Country Office in Latvia
  • Klaipeda Republican Hospital


Video presentations from the 4th Baltic TB symposium are available in the English language here and the Russian language here

The final report of the 4th Baltic TB symposium is available for download  here.


In 2020 three side events - webinars of the 4th Baltic TB symposium were organized for clinicians and laboratory staff.


Hot news from the WHO: screening for TB disease?

Systematic screening for TB disease is an essential first step in initiating TB preventive treatment in the eligible populations. The aim of the screening or active TB case finding is to determine TB early in order to minimize delays in diagnosis and initiation of treatment, thereby reducing the risks and chances of developing unfavorable outcomes. / Dr. Askar Yedilbayev, WHO Regional Office for Europe

TB infection management from other specialist`s points of view and future collaboration perspectives

Social workers and nurses could potentially support the TB preventive treatment in people living with HIV, especially in late presenters which is a tough group of patients where a lot of co-morbidities should be managed / PANEL DISCUSSION

How to support and maintain healthcare workers' wellbeing?

Systemic support, adequate knowledge, and resilience are important factors protecting against adverse mental health outcomes amongst healthcare workers / Mrs. Ieva Leimane, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation 

Pharmacovigilance signals from countries. What can we learn?

The integration of public health national programs and the Pharmacovigilance national system could give us better health outcomes because of good information on safety / Dr. Monica Tarapues, Uppsala Monitoring Centre

WHO CC LATVIA collaborates with partners from the TB community is hosting the Baltic TB symposiums on the latest evidence and best practices and approaches in TB treatment and management since 2016. In 2020 three side events - webinars of the 4th Baltic TB symposium were organized for clinicians and laboratory staff to introduce the updates from the WHO consolidated guidelines and the latest evidence and recommendation for diagnosis, treatment, and management of TB during the COVID-19 epidemic.