“Tuberculosis kills five thousand people every day. The social and economic impacts are devastating, including poverty, stigma and discrimination. While the world has committed to ending the TB epidemic by 2030, actions and investments don’t match the political rhetoric. We need a dynamic, global, multisectoral approach. The good news is that we finally have two great opportunities to move forward: the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference to End TB in Moscow in 2017, followed by the first UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB in 2018. These will build momentum, get different sectors engaged, and accelerate our efforts to make TB history."
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General