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Multisectoral action to take forward the commitments of the UN high-level meeting on tuberculosis
22 Sep 2019 -  Despite progress over the last decades, tuberculosis (TB) remains the leading infectious killer worldwide, claiming nearly 4500 lives a day. To accelerate action to end TB, Heads of State came together at the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB in September 2018. The meeting resulted in an action-oriented political declaration that included bold targets to close gaps in care, and a request to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop and implement a multisectoral accountability framework in line with the World Health Assembly resolution.

This side event, co-organized by the Russian Federation and the World Health Organization, will bring together Ministers and other high-level dignitaries, partners and civil society, to discuss how we can collectively advance multisectoral action and accelerate progress to keep the promises made at the UN High-level Meeting on TB. This will include a spotlight on the global report on progress that will be provided by the WHO Director-General in close collaboration with the United Nations Secretary-General in 2020, to ensure the implementation of the WHO Multisectoral Accountability Framework. Speakers will include Ministers and high-ranking representatives of Member States, WHO leadership, partner organizations and civil society.