Read ACTION's statement regarding the Moscow Ministerial Conference: Global Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis points to new resolve to fight the disease.
The WHO Global Ministerial Conference “Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response” aims to accelerate implementation of the WHO End TB Strategy - with immediate action addressing gaps in access to care and the MDR-TB crisis - in order to reach the End TB targets set by the World Health Assembly and the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through national and global commitments, deliverables and accountability.
The Ministerial Conference will inform the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB in 2018.
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.
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.