WHO Global Ministerial Conference

Ending tuberculosis in the SDG era: A multisectoral response

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.

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

Lives saved

49 millionlives were saved through effective diagnosis and treatment, 2000-2015.

Fact sheet on tuberculosis

MDR-TB cases

480 000people developed multidrug-resistant TB in the world in 2015.



2 billionUS dollars per year needed to fill resource gap for implementing existing TB interventions.

Global TB report facts
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Conference materials

Countdown to the End TB conference

Preliminary Draft Declaration

Preliminary Draft Declaration for the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era

The Russian Federation and WHO greatly appreciate all of the comments received on the zero-draft declaration after its posting on this website for public comment from 13 to 30 June 2017. Building on comments received, a preliminary draft declaration was developed which is currently under review.

Practical information

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

Financial Support for countries:

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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