WHO Global Ministerial Conference

Ending tuberculosis in the SDG era: A multisectoral response

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization.

New global commitment to end tuberculosis

17 November 2017 - Today marks a critical landmark in the fight to end tuberculosis. The Moscow Declaration to End Tuberculosis, agreed to by 75 ministers of health, is a promise to increase multisectoral action, track progress, and build accountability – signalling a long overdue global commitment to stop the death and suffering caused by this ancient killer.

Global Conference on Ending TB held in Moscow, Russian Federation, 16-17 November 2017.

Photos from the conference: High-level action to end Tuberculosis

16 November 2017 - Check out the photo gallery from the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB, currently taking place in Moscow, Russian Federation. During his key-note speech, Honorable President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin encouraged all nations from the world to end TB.

First WHO Global Ministerial Conference; Ending tuberculosis in the sustainable development era: A multisectoral response; 16 -17 November 2017 Moscow, Russian Federation

First WHO Global Ministerial Conference on ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era

Ministers, leaders of UN organizations, NGOs, civil society, academia and the corporate sector, will gather in Moscow on 16-17 November 2017 at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference to end tuberculosis (TB). The Global Ministerial Conference aims to accelerate country implementation of the WHO End TB Strategy in order to reach the End TB targets set by the World Health Assembly and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Ministerial Conference will inform the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB in 2018.
Please note that participation in this Conference is by invitation only.


WHO: Ending Tuberculosis - Statement by WHO Director-General for Global Ministerial Conference

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says that intensified actions and investments are needed to accelerate the response to tuberculosis (TB) and reach all affected people with prevention and care. TB is the world’s biggest infectious killer, killing five thousand people every day. On 16-17 November, Ministers of Health and other sectors will come together in Moscow, where they will be joined by UN agencies, civil society, partners, the private sector, philanthropies, academia and donors, to ramp up the TB response and accelerate efforts to reach the end TB targets set as part of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda and the WHO End TB Strategy.

Personal Stories from TB Survivors - My Journey fighting TB

These are the stories of TB survivors from around the world on their journey fighting and beating TB. These survivors have experienced the side effects of TB medication, the difficulties of undergoing treatment, the mental and psychological impact, and want to raise awareness about this disease, including the importance of getting tested and adhering to treatment. Their voices provide important perspectives and are a powerful tool for advocacy to accelerate the TB response and reach all affected people with prevention and care.

Participants at Steering Committee meeting for the WHO Ministerial Conference to End TB.

Ending TB featured prominently at the 70th World Health Assembly

26 May 2017 - As the first week of the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) comes to a close, efforts to end TB were placed in the spotlight alongside the exciting election of the new WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Overview image from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

UN General Assembly high-level meeting on TB to take place in 2018

WHO welcomes the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution passed today, calling for the UNGA to hold the first-ever high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis in 2018. WHO has been asked to work with the UN Secretary-General, in consultation with Member States, to conceptualize and plan the 2018 high-level meeting.

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fact buffet

Registered participants

1000participants registered including Ministers and leaders from UN agencies, civil society, partners, the private sector, philanthropies, academia and donors.

Ministerial Conference Brochure
pdf, 826kb

Ministers confirmed

74Ministers of Health and other sectors confirmed to participate in the Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

List of Ministers
pdf, 317kb

Member States

100countries have confirmed their participation along with over 120 partner organizations

Fact Sheet
pdf, 1.28Mb


Countdown to the End TB conference


When: 16-17 November 2017
Where: Moscow World Trade Centre, Moscow, Russian Federation

REGISTRATION of participants opens on Wednesday 15 November from 15:00 to 21:00 in the foyer, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Entrance 1. Participants are encouraged to register as early as possible.

Conference Videos

Animated video: About the Global Ministerial Conference on TB

Health Ministers commit to end TB in the lead up to the Global Ministerial Conference in Moscow

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