Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious killer in the world claiming 5,000 lives a day, and one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. TB is preventable and curable, however, actions and investments fall far short of what is needed to end this epidemic.
This November, Ministers and other global leaders from across the world, will meet in Moscow to commit to end the global TB epidemic in line with the targets set by the WHO End TB Strategy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Ministers of Health from around the world declared their commitment to end tuberculosis (TB) at the World Health Assembly this year.
Ministers shared their country experiences, concerns and responses on combating TB and pledged to attend WHO's upcoming Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era, which will be held in November 16-17 in Moscow, Russian Federation.