End TB Summit begins in New Delhi next week


eMediNexus    11 March 2018

Building on the momentum being created globally to end tuberculosis, world’s top infectious killer disease, leaders from across the globe are converging in New Delhi for an End TB Summit beginning 13 March to review ongoing efforts and accelerate action to reach 2030 End TB goal.

Hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the World Health Organization and the Stop TB Partnership, the Delhi End TB Summit 2018 will be inaugurated on 13 March by the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, and addressed by the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mr J P Nadda, and Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Chair of the Stop TB Partnership. The WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, the Stop TB Partnership’s Executive Director, Dr Lucica Ditiu and Global Fund’s Executive Director, Mr Peter Sands, would be among the prominent health leaders at the meeting. The health ministers of a number of countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh, South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Peru and Brazil are also expected to participate… (SEARO, March 9, 2018).

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