WHO Global Ministerial Conference
Ending tuberculosis in the SDG era: A multisectoral response
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.
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.
49 millionlives were saved through effective diagnosis and treatment, 2000-2015.Fact sheet on tuberculosis
480 000people developed multidrug-resistant TB in the world in 2015.Q&A on MDR-TB
2 billionUS dollars per year needed to fill resource gap for implementing existing TB interventions.Global TB report facts
Countdown to the End TB conference
Preliminary Draft Declaration
When: 16-17 November 2017
Where: Moscow World Trade Centre, Moscow, Russian Federation
Financial Support for countries:
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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