Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB to commence tomorrow

Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB to commence tomorrow

November 15, 2017   09:21 am

The first Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era will commence tomorrow (16).

The conference themed “Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response” will be held in Moscow, Russia Federation on November 16, 17.

A group of delegation headed by Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Rajitha Senaratne will represent ASri Lanka at the conference.

Health Ministers from other sectors, Leaders of UN organizations, development agencies and regional bodies, 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 will take part in the Conference.

The Conference 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. 

Health Ministers from other sectors, Leaders of UN organizations, development agencies and regional bodies, 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 will take part in the Conference.

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