The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Russian Federation are organizing an official UN General Assembly digital side-event: PROGRESS AND MULTISECTORAL ACTION TOWARDS ACHIEVING GLOBAL TARGETS TO END TB on 23 September from 10:00H – 12:00H EDT (16:00H-18:00H CEST).
The occasion will convey collectively Heads of State, Ministers of Health and different ministries, Heads of Agencies, companions and civil society, to focus on how we are able to collectively implement the suggestions outlined within the 2020 progress report of the UN Secretary General on reaching international TB targets and advancing multisectoral action to finish TB. A highlight will even be positioned on the affect of the COVID-19 pandemic on progress in direction of ending TB.
Despite progress during the last a long time, TB stays the main infectious killer worldwide, claiming practically 4000 lives a day. To speed up action to finish TB, Heads of State got here collectively on the first-ever UN high-level assembly on TB in September 2018. The assembly resulted in an action-oriented political declaration that included daring targets to shut gaps in care, and a request to the UN Secretary General for a 2020 report on progress in direction of reaching targets and implementation of the UN political declaration on TB.
The 2020 progress report of the UN Secretary-General to the General Assembly has been developed with the assist of the WHO Director-General and might be launched on the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly. It incorporates inputs from companions and civil society and covers, progress in direction of international TB targets; progress in translating commitments into action; the affect and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the TB response and ten precedence suggestions. The report will inform a complete assessment at a high-level assembly on TB in 2023. Overall, the report exhibits that high-level commitments and targets have galvanized international and nationwide progress in direction of ending TB, however that pressing and extra bold investments and actions are required to put the world on observe to attain targets, particularly within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO modelling and evaluation highlights that the progress made within the struggle in opposition to TB is in danger– COVID-19 disruptions to TB providers will lead to a rise in 400,000 TB deaths worldwide in 2020 alone.
Join us for a particular UN General Assembly digital facet occasion to
how we are able to collectively implement the suggestions outlined within the
2020 progress report of the UN Secretary-General on reaching international TB
targets and advancing multisectoral action to finish TB.
Key audio system embody Heads of State, Ministers of Health, WHO
management, Heads of Agencies, companions and civil society
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