1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB held in Russia

The WHO Global Ministerial Conference “Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response” was held in Moscow, Russia.

It aims to accelerate implementation of the WHO End TB Strategy – with immediate action. A Ministerial Declaration was signed at the Conference, containing bold commitments by countries to accelerate action to end TB and meet the milestones towards the 2030 SDGs. This will inform the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on TB in 2018.
News in-a-line:
WHO Global Ministerial Conference- named “Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response”- held in Moscow, Russia- with aim to accelerate implementation of the WHO End TB Strategy.
Static/Current Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. WHO Director-General- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Headquarter- Geneva, Switzerland.
  2. TB is a disease which in humans is usually caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis).
  3. Russia Capital- Moscow, President- Vladimir Putin.


Source- WHO Portal