Civil society in India and Kenya get organized ahead of the Global Ministerial Conference and the UN High-Level Meeting on TB
Kenyan and Indian TB advocates urge their governments to take the lead in the global TB response.
On 6 November 2017, with the support of international partners, Kenyan TB activists sent open letters to the President of Kenya and to the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health urging the government to ensure the participation of Dr. Cleopa Mailu, the Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Health, at the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB to be held on 16-17 November 2017 in Moscow, Russia.
“His participation during and post the Ministerial Conference will also be a build up towards next year’s UN High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB to be attended by Heads of States.”
The advocates also issued a position paper on the state of the national TB response in Kenya.
The letters and the position paper can be downloaded here:
- Letter to the President of Kenya
- Letter to the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Health
- Civil society position paper
On 8 November 2017, with the support of international partners, Indian TB advocates sent an open letter to the Indian Minister of Health, urging the Indian government to take the lead in the negotiations during the Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB to be held on 16-17 November 2017 in Moscow, Russia and to engage in the planning and lead up to the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB in 2018.
“It is imperative that India, that is home to the largest number of people affected by TB globally, is at the center of negotiations, and takes the lead in defining global priorities in the coming years.”
The letter can be downloaded here: