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WHO - Press Conference: World Tuberculosis Day 2016 - Press Conference (Geneva, 22 March 2016)
22 Mar 2016 -  Subject: World Tuberculosis Day 2016World TB Day is being commemorated on 24 March 2016 under the theme Unite to End TB. TB is a leading infectious disease killer alongside HIV/AIDS, it kills an estimated 1.5 million people each year. Ending TB by 2030 is a target of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals and the WHO End TB Strategy.At the briefing, a document will be released, which presents specific highlights of how the Ministries of Health of the 30 highest TB burden countries, and their partners, are beginning to adopt and implement the End TB Strategy.

Dr Mario Raviglione, Director, Global TB Programme, World Health Organization