BMJ Global Health
March 2018 – Volume 3 – 2
Priorities for global political momentum to end TB: a critical point in time (23 March, 2018)
Tereza Kasaeva, Annabel Baddeley, Katherine Floyd, Ernesto Jaramillo, Christian Lienhardt, Nobuyuki Nishikiori, Diana E Weil, Karin Weyer, Matteo Zignol
…Global TB response is gaining momentum and world leaders are rising to the challenge, as has been seen recently at the End TB Summit organised on 13–14 March by the Government of India, the Stop TB Partnership and the WHO/South East Asia Regional Office, with participation of the Indian Prime Minister and ministers of several highest-burden countries. The global TB response is on the brink of a new era. The UNGA high-level meeting represents a unique opportunity to raise the profile of TB and secure political commitment to catalyse change towards reinvigorated and transformative TB efforts. The focus should now be on New York in September and across the globe in the months preceding and following this landmark event, when commitments will need to translate into measurable and rapid progress to help those affected by this age-old scourge.