World Health Assembly adopts a Resolution with commitments to act faster to end TB and in support of the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting on TB.
Efforts to end TB were in the spotlight at the 71st World Health Assembly on 20-26 May 2018. World Health Assembly delegates agreed on the Organization’s 13th General Programme of Work designed to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – with a particular focus on SDG 3 (Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages by 2030). The plan includes key milestones towards ending TB, aiming by 2023 to reduce TB deaths by 50% compared to 2018, increase coverage of treatment for drug-resistant TB to 80% of estimated incidence, and ensuring Zero TB-affected families face catastrophic costs due to TB.
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