UNGA to Hold 2nd High Level Meeting on Fight against Tuberculosis

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will hold on September 22 the second high-level meeting (HLM) on the fight against Tuberculosis (TB), under the theme “advancing science, finance, and innovation, and their benefits, to urgently end the global tuberculosis epidemic, in particular, by ensuring equitable access to prevention, testing, treatment, and care.”

This High-Level Meeting (HLM), bringing together the World Health Organization (WHO), the office of the President of the General Assembly (UNGA), Co-facilitators, and Member States and partners, aims to comprehensively review the progress achieved in terms of the 2018 political declaration on the fight against Tuberculosis and accelerate efforts to end this preventable disease.

Tuberculosis (TB) is one the World’s deadliest infectious diseases, killing over 400,000 thousand people daily and infecting approximately 30,000 people who fall ill with this preventable and curable disease.

The agenda of the High-level meeting (HLM) on the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) includes the approval of a concise and action-based political declaration, agreed by consensus through intergovernmental negotiations, which will be later submitted by the President of the General Assembly (UNGA) for adoption by the General Assembly (UNGA).

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