World Health Organization

Time to act on the 2018 TB commitments

The Stop TB Partnership, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and the World Health Organization call for immediate action to implement the commitments made by Head of States and Governments at the UN High-Level Meeting on TB.

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Public call for individual patient data on treatment of drug-resistant TB

The World Health Organization issues a public call for individual patients data on rifampicin-resistant and multidrug-resistant TB treatment outcomes.

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WHO Director-General calls for urgent country action to meet End TB targets

WHO Director-General calls for urgent country action to meet UN High-Level Meeting on TB targets in letters to Heads of State.

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14th PPM Working Group meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia

Countries, partners and civil society pledge to scale up engagement of private and unlinked public health providers to close gaps in access to quality TB care.

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Accelerating action to end TB

Joint statement of WHO Director-General and WHO Civil Society Task Force on accelerating action to end TB.

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WHO and the Indonesian Ministry of Health convene over 200 global youth in historic Town Hall to End TB

Over 200 young people from all over the world pledged their commitment to end TB at the first-ever Youth Town Hall on ending TB in Jakarta on July 15, 2019. Through a bold Youth Declaration on the Fight to End TB, youth representatives including from high TB burden countries such as Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya and the Philippines, outlined key commitments and actions they would lead to accelerate efforts to end TB. The declaration is aligned to and will contribute to reaching the targets set in the political declaration of the UN High Level Meeting by Heads of State, the WHO End TB Strategy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Update of WHO guidelines on the management of latent TB infection

01 July 2019 | Geneva: In July 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a Guideline Development Group (GDG) to discuss what updates are needed to the current guidelines for programmatic management of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI).

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Spotlight on ending TB at the 72nd World Health Assembly

Member States and partners at the 72nd World Health Assembly, held 20-28 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland, reaffirmed their commitment to the Political Declaration of the UN High-Level Meeting on TB and its targets, and shared actions taken in follow-up.

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Dr Tereza Kasaeva: World No Tobacco Day message

Dr Tereza Kasaeva, Director of the World Health Organization Global TB Program, released a message on World No Tobacco Day 2019 (May 31) with a focus on tobacco and lung health. Tobacco smoking more than doubles the risk of developing TB and increases the risk of dying from respiratory failure.

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WHO launches multisectoral accountability framework to end TB

WHO launches a multisectoral accountability framework to end TB as requested by the World Health Assembly and the UN General Assembly in 2018.

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