The Romanian Tuberculosis Association is a non-governmental, non-profit, apolitical and humanitarian organization, which aims to improve the quality of life for tuberculosis sufferers and support both patients and medical staff. The members of the Association are tuberculosis sufferers, their family members, volunteers and specialized medical staff interested in tuberculosis.

The goal of the Association is to militate for a long-term partnership between patients, medical staff and authorities in order to improve the condition of tuberculosis sufferers and to increase the efficiency of the medical services provided to them, in accordance with the “Patients’ Charter for Tuberculosis Care”, 2006, World Care Council/ Conseil Mondial de Soins.


The Association’s objectives are thus the following:

  1. to respect and apply the principle of involving and integrating tuberculosis patients, as a cooperative instrument, for the entire community of tuberculosis sufferers;
  2. to respect the patients’ rights to medical care, dignity, information, choice, confidentiality, and justice;
  3. to ensure that all tuberculosis patients acknowledge their responsibility to share information, to respect their treatment, to contribute to the health and well-being of the community and to demonstrate solidarity in front of this disease.
  1. developing relations and partnerships with other national and international organizations, institutions, companies, in order to cooperate to the benefit of tuberculosis sufferers;
  2. representing tuberculosis patients before national and international institutions and authorities;
  3. organizing various activities and events to inform and educate tuberculosis sufferers (seminaries, courses, conferences, symposiums etc.) and to promote a better understanding of the disease for patients, their families, medical staff and community;
  4. initiating measures to improve legal regulations regarding social protection and medical care provided to tuberculosis patients;
  5. supporting the interdisciplinary cooperation between pulmonologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers in order to benefit tuberculosis patients and their families and to improve their quality of life;
  6. any other means of promoting the Association’s activity at a national and international level.

 

The Romanian Tuberculosis Association offers its full support for any research activities that might provide new treatment and diagnosis methods for tuberculosis sufferers.

 

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