27 June 2018 | GENEVA - Only 90 days are left to the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on TB, which will bring together Heads of State in New York on 26 September 2018. Now is the time for everyone to engage, support, amplify messages and work to ensure a very successful event in September. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Stop TB Partnership together with partners are working to rally highest level participation and a strong political declaration for a successful and impactful UN HLM.

We are urging every single one of you to join our efforts by:

"The UNHLM on TB is a unique opportunity for unity and collaboration to elevate efforts to end TB to the highest political level," said Dr. Tereza Kasaeva, Director of WHO’s Global TB Programme. "We urgently need all-hands-on-deck to ensure we have top leaders from countries participating in the UNHLM and committing to accelerate the End TB response with rapid action and investment. This is critical to end the suffering and death caused by this top infectious killer."

"This is our meeting, and we all have to do something to make it a success. Every single one of us can contribute. It is the moment to show how many we are and how much we can achieve in a limited amount of time. We need thousands of people to use social media, to sign letters and to actively participate. TB requires an urgent global response and only being united we can achieve this. Nothing less than that will make a difference," said Dr. Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership.

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