Global Ministerial Conference on TB
Dates: 16–17 November 2017
Place: Moscow, Russian Federation
The Russian Federation announced that it will host a Global Ministerial Conference on Tuberculosis (TB) in the context of Global Health and the Sustainable Development Goals in Moscow from 16-17 November 2017. Leading officials from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and WHO met last week in Moscow, to finalize a memorandum of agreement in support of the conference. The WHO Ministerial Conference will bring together ministers of health from across the globe with the aim of accelerating progress towards the target of ending the TB epidemic by 2030, as set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the WHO End TB Strategy. Also invited will be ministers from other sectors and representatives of partner agencies and civil society.