In December 2016, a resolution was passed calling for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to hold the first-ever high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis. The UNGA meeting is scheduled to take place in September 2018.
The meeting is a rare opportunity to bring together politicians with world-leading TB experts. Our group, along with like-minded partners overseas, is seeking to ensure that research into the causes and treatment of TB are at the top of the meeting’s agenda.
Members of our group are attending the UN meeting and were also present at the preceding UN Civil Society Hearing in June. You can read a report on the June meeting on our website. A selection of videos of the hearing is available on the HEART website, and you can watch Prof Bertie Squire’s summary of the June meeting on YouTube.
See our About Tuberculosis page for more information about why TB is such a critical Global issue, and for links to useful factsheets.