WHO Global Ministerial Conference
Ending tuberculosis in the SDG era: A multisectoral response
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1000participants registered including Ministers and leaders from UN agencies, civil society, partners, the private sector, philanthropies, academia and donors.Ministerial Conference Brochure
74Ministers of Health and other sectors confirmed to participate in the Ministerial Conference on Ending TBList of Ministers
100countries have confirmed their participation along with over 120 partner organizationsFact Sheet
Countdown to the End TB conference
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Partner side events
- The urgent need for new TB vaccines to End the TB Epidemic
- Ending TB by 2035: Our promise to our people
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
- WHO's work on tuberculosis
- On the road to ending TB: Highlights from the 30 highest TB burden countries
- The End TB Strategy
- Global tuberculosis report 2016
- Publications on TB prevention, treatment, and care
Stories from countries
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