Photos from the conference: High-level action to end Tuberculosis
Photo gallery: day 1
Photo gallery: day 2
Photo gallery: High-Level Group Photo
  • Opening Keynote by President of Russian Federation
  • Welcome Addresses
  • First High-Level Plenary
  • Second High-level Plenary


people participated including Ministers and leaders from UN agencies, civil society, partners, the private sector, philanthropies, academia and donors

high-level delegates at the level of Ministers and Vice Ministers of Health and other sectors participated in the Ministerial Conference on Ending TB


WHO Member States participated in the Conference along with over 150 partner organizations
FIRST WHO GLOBAL MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era.

Hosted by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the Ministerial Conference "Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response" aims to accelerate efforts of all WHO Member States in taking effective measures to end the global TB epidemic by 2030, through a multisectoral and interdisciplinary approach within the Sustainable Development agenda.

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.

Ending TB
TB carries a grave global toll having been one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide in 2015, causing 1.8 million deaths, including 0.4 million among people with HIV. In 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new TB cases worldwide. The public health crisis of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) continues. Although 49 million lives have been saved through global efforts since 2000, actions and investments fall far short of those needed to end the TB epidemic.

Countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect, and treat TB if they are to meet the global targets. This requires multisectoral action across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Seventeen SDGs were adopted by the UN Member States in September 2015. Ending the TB epidemic is a target under SDG3 - "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages".

Moscow World Trade Centre, Moscow, Russian Federation

16–17 November 2017


Lives saved
49 million

between 2000 and 2015
Drop in TB deaths

between 2000 and 2015
MDR-TB cases
480 000

people developed multidrug-resistant TB in the world in 2015.
Funding gap
2 billion

US dollars per year needed to fill resource gap for implementing existing TB interventions
Moscow World Trade Centre
12 Krasnopresnenskaya Embankment, Moscow, Russian Federation