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Global Ministerial Conference on TB

Dates: 16–17 November 2017
Place: Moscow, Russian Federation

Objective

To accelerate efforts by all WHO Member States to take effective measures to end the global TB epidemic by 2030, through multisectoral and interdisciplinary action within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda.

Who will be there?

  • Ministers of Health and Ministers from other sectors (e.g. finance, social development, justice) will be invited to attend, including from the top 40 highest TB and Multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) burden countries;
  • Leaders of UN organizations, development agencies and regional bodies; and
  • Nongovernmental organizations, including faith-based organizations, civil society representatives, affected people and communities, as well as academic and research institutions, philanthropic foundations and private sector entities.

Outcome

A Ministerial Declaration will be signed at the Conference, containing bold commitments by countries to accelerate action to end TB and meet the milestones towards the 2030 SDGs. This will inform the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on TB in 2018.

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