The BRICS Health Ministers Meeting and High Level Meeting on Traditional Medicine was held in Tianjin, China, on July 6-7, focusing on international cooperation on the development
of traditional medicine.
Tianjin Communiqué of BRICS Health Ministers Meeting contains several statements on TB and the Global Ministerial Conference on TB:

2. Committed to strengthen the intra-BRICS cooperation to protect and to promote people's health and achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, reiterated the renewed commitment to health by the BRICS leaders as expressed in the Goa Declaration in October 2016, noted the progress made since the first BRICS Health Ministers Meeting and resolved to continue cooperation in the sphere of health through the Technical Working Groups and the BRICS Framework for Collaboration on Strategic Projects in Health, including the TB Cooperation Plan and other action plans adopted on 16 December 2016 in New Delhi on specific areas of cooperation.

4. Committed to enhance cooperation with WHO, UNAIDS, UNITAID, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, GAVI and other international organizations, to increase the development and accessibility of affordable, quality, effective and safe drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other medical products, to improve the health care service and satisfy the public health demands…

10. Agreed to expand BRICS scientific and technical cooperation on health including traditional medicine.

13. Agreed to set up the TB research network in the framework of the BRICS TB Cooperation Plan approved in the 6th BRICS Health Ministers Meeting, to be presented at the First WHO Global Ministerial Conference Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, Moscow, Russian Federation, 16-17 November 2017.

16. Reinforced willingness to strengthen their surveillance capacity and health care services to fight infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria and non-communicable diseases addressing their risk factors.

21. Expressed support for the First WHO Global Ministerial Conference Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, Moscow, Russian Federation, 16-17 November 2017 and the first United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in 2018.
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