WHO Global Ministerial Conference

Ending tuberculosis in the SDG era: A multisectoral response

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization.

New global commitment to end tuberculosis

17 November 2017 - Today marks a critical landmark in the fight to end tuberculosis. The Moscow Declaration to End Tuberculosis, agreed to by 75 ministers of health, is a promise to increase multisectoral action, track progress, and build accountability – signalling a long overdue global commitment to stop the death and suffering caused by this ancient killer.


WHO Director-General Dr Tedros meets with civil society in advance of the WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General (DG) of WHO met about 100 civil society participants of the WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB on November 16, 2017. This meeting was his first engagement of the Ministerial Conference also attended by the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation and WHO Regional Directors for the Americas and European Regions. In his welcoming remarks, Dr Tedros stressed his interest and commitment in establishing a regular mechanism of engagement with civil society and TB advocates to work together to end TB with emphasis on universal health coverage (UHC), primary health quality care and advancing research for better tools. Six civil society representatives selected by participants at the meeting met the DG and senior WHO staff the following day to discuss next steps.

Global Conference on Ending TB held in Moscow, Russian Federation, 16-17 November 2017.

Photos from the conference: High-level action to end Tuberculosis

16 November 2017 - Check out the photo gallery from the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB, currently taking place in Moscow, Russian Federation. During his key-note speech, Honorable President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin encouraged all nations from the world to end TB.


WHO: Ending Tuberculosis - Statement by WHO Director-General for Global Ministerial Conference

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says that intensified actions and investments are needed to accelerate the response to tuberculosis (TB) and reach all affected people with prevention and care. TB is the world’s biggest infectious killer, killing five thousand people every day. On 16-17 November, Ministers of Health and other sectors will come together in Moscow, where they will be joined by UN agencies, civil society, partners, the private sector, philanthropies, academia and donors, to ramp up the TB response and accelerate efforts to reach the end TB targets set as part of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda and the WHO End TB Strategy.

Personal Stories from TB Survivors - My Journey fighting TB

These are the stories of TB survivors from around the world on their journey fighting and beating TB. These survivors have experienced the side effects of TB medication, the difficulties of undergoing treatment, the mental and psychological impact, and want to raise awareness about this disease, including the importance of getting tested and adhering to treatment. Their voices provide important perspectives and are a powerful tool for advocacy to accelerate the TB response and reach all affected people with prevention and care.

Participants at Steering Committee meeting for the WHO Ministerial Conference to End TB.

Ending TB featured prominently at the 70th World Health Assembly

26 May 2017 - As the first week of the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) comes to a close, efforts to end TB were placed in the spotlight alongside the exciting election of the new WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.


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Registered participants

1000people participated including Ministers and leaders from UN agencies, civil society, partners, the private sector, philanthropies, academia and donors.

Ministerial Conference Brochure
pdf, 685kb

Ministers confirmed

79Ministers of Health and other sectors participated in the Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

List of Ministers
pdf, 171kb

Member States

118countries participated in the Conference along with over 122 partner organizations

Fact Sheet
pdf, 1.28Mb

Conference Videos

Animated video: About the Global Ministerial Conference on TB

Health Ministers commit to end TB in the lead up to the Global Ministerial Conference in Moscow

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