Global Conference on Ending TB: Top story archive
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.
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.