WHO Member-Countries Commit to End TB by 2030

Member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region, including India, committed to intensifying efforts to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030.

The summit sets the stage for the September 2018 United Nations high-level meeting on TB, wherein the issue will be discussed at the Heads of State level. The UN meeting is likely to endorse a set of goals to put the world on course to ending TB.

Source- Business Standard
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Exams-
  • The Health Ministry and the WHO signed an agreement for enhanced cooperation in the health sector.
  • Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) was awarded the International Kochon Prize 2017 for contribution to the National Programme in Tuberculosis research.