Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

New Commitments To Global Fund Would Help World Reach TB HLM Political Declaration’s Goals, Friends of Global Fight Post Says

Friends of the Global Fight: World Leaders Gathered at U.N. to Tackle TB. Now What?
John McMannis, program research and impact manager at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the recent U.N. High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB, highlighting comments from Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands and commitments made by the U.S. and U.K. McMannis writes, “The [meeting’s political] declaration lays out targets for fighting TB, including successfully treating 40 million people with the disease and increasing global investments for ending TB to $13 billion per year by 2022. … Without specific country targets and a way to hold governments accountable, countries must step up to show that they are serious about the commitments they made at the HLM. … New investments in the Global Fund by the U.S. and other donors would have a substantive positive impact on our ability to achieve the goals laid out in the HLM’s political declaration” (10/2).

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.