2018年09月29日

WORLD LEADERS COMMIT TO FIGHT TB GLOBALLY

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World leaders in the UNHM reaffirmed their commitment to end the global tuberculosis epidemic by 2030, unanimously adopting a political declaration committing them to accelerate national and collective actions, investments and innovations in fighting the preventable disease.

Through the Declaration titled “United to End Tuberculosis: An Urgent Global Response to a Global Epidemic” and adopted at a high level meeting on the issue Heads of State and Government recognized that TB disproportionately affects developing regions and countries.

Given the strong association between tuberculosis and HIV, leaders also committed to fostering coordination between programmes for both diseases.

On the question of funding, overall global investments for ending TB at least $13 billion annually by 2022 and seek $2 billion for closing the estimated $1.3 billion annual funding gap in tuberculosis research were committed.

Further, leaders requested the Secretary-General, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), provide a progress report in 2020 on global and national progress to achieve agreed upon TB goals within the context of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, said TB is among the top 10 causes of death, with the rise of antibiotic resistance making the threat more dangerous. In early 2018, WHO launched an initiative to treat all 40 million people in need of care by 2022,

Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister for Health of South Africa and Chair of Stop TB Partnership, said TB is fundamentally an issue of social justice: a litmus test of the world’s commitment to fighting poverty one that it is failing.

The high level meeting also featured two panel discussions: one on TB prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care, and the other on financing.

Bill Gates, Co Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Aisha Buhari, First Lady of Nigeria and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS Special Ambassador and Ambassador of the Stop TB Partnership, delivered keynote addresses.

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ケニアでこの問題を解決するためには何が必要ですか?政治家の卵さん?
Posted by ことり at 2018年09月30日 11:48
昨日のグローバル・フェスタでリザルツブースに立ち寄られた女性から、日本でも会社の健康診断などでLAMP法による短時間の検査があるといいのでは、とのアドバイスがありました。
Posted by ひら at 2018年09月30日 18:23
これを機に結核対策が加速することを願います。
Posted by しん at 2018年10月01日 09:41
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