Date: 16 - 17 November 2017
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
The Global Ministerial Conference “Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response” 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.
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious disease killer worldwide today. It carries profound economic and socialconsequences. The public health crisis of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) continues. Although 49 million liveshave been saved through global efforts since 2000, actions and investments fall far short of those needed toend the TB epidemic. High-level multisectoral action is needed, and action on TB can serve as a tracer for theSustainable Development Agenda.
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