WHO Global Ministerial Conference Commits To Ending TB In Moscow Declaration

CIDRAP News: Global health ministers commit to end TB
“Capping off the end of the first-ever World Health Organization (WHO) health minister meeting on ending tuberculosis (TB) under way in Moscow [last] week, representatives from 114 countries [Friday] agreed on an urgent set of actions called the Moscow Declaration to End TB…” (Schnirring, 11/17).

U.N. News Centre: U.N.-led ministerial conference in Moscow agrees universal commitment to end tuberculosis
“…The newly minted Moscow Declaration to End TB is a promise to increase multisectoral action as well as track progress, and build accountability. It will also inform the first U.N. General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB in 2018, which will seek further commitments from heads of state…” (11/17).

Xinhua News: New global effort launched to end tuberculosis by 2030: WHO
“…The delegates promised to … strengthen health systems and improve access to people regarding TB prevention and care, so that no one is left behind. They also agreed to mobilize sufficient and sustainable financing through increased domestic and international investments to close gaps in implementation and research. Resources are expected to advance research and development of new tools to diagnose, treat, and prevent TB, and to build accountability through a framework to track and review progress on ending TB…” (Xuequan, 11/18).