In Africa, 2.5 million people get ill with tuberculosis (TB) each year, and sadly 550, 000 die of it, representing a staggering 22.5% mortality. This is unacceptable because TB can be diagnosed, treated, and prevented. One of the biggest challenges is inadequate funding. Stop TB Partnership (STBP) recently launched the Global Plan to End TB 2023-2030, articulating priority actions and resources needed to end TB as envisaged in SDG 3.3.
This event focused on the funding needs and gaps in the TB response in Africa, with the Global Plan as the benchmark. Experienced speakers illustrated examples of financing mechanisms to engage different partners and mobilize additional resources to create a more significant impact on TB. The session included a Q&A section.
- Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership
- Amit Dar, Regional Director, Africa, Human Development Practice Group, the World Bank Group
- Paula Fujiwara, Chair, Task Force of the Global Plan to end TB 2023–2030
- H.E. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, Federal Minister of Health, Nigeria
Interactive panel discussion
- Hajime Inoue, Advisor, Health, Nutrition, and Population, World Bank
- Sheila Shawa-Musonda, Senior Technical Specialist, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development, African Union Commission
- Bjørn Lomborg, President, Copenhagen Consensus Center
- Obiefuna Austin Arinze, Vice Chair of STBP Board, Executive Director, Afro Global Alliance, Ghana
- Frank John Lule, HIV/TB, and Hepatitis Team Lead, WHO Africa Region
- Turyahabwe Stavia, Assistant Commissioner-TB/ Leprosy Control Division, Ministry of Health, Uganda
- Ikuo Takizawa, Senior Deputy Director General, and Senior Director, Office of COVID-19 Response, Human Development Department, Japan International
- Eiji Hinoshita, Assistant Minster for Global Health and Welfare, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
- Sahu Suvanand, Deputy Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership