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Updated On: Tuesday, December 12 2017

WHO Ending Turbeculosis

Content by: South-South News

20 November 2017, New York, USA | South-South News — 75 ministers today (17 Nov) agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis by 2030. The announcement came at the first World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era.

President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation opened the Conference, together with UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina J Mohammed and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO.

Global efforts to combat tuberculosis TB have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37 percent. However, progress in many countries has stalled, global targets are off-track and persistent gaps remain in TB care and prevention.

The meeting was attended by ministers, country delegations, as well as representatives of civil society and international organizations, scientists and researchers. More than 1000 participants took part in the two-day conference.

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