At a meeting held at the UN General Assembly, a plan was approved that aims to combat tuberculosis in the next 5 years. Among the objectives are the prevention and care of tuberculosis in at least 90% of the population and the approval of a new vaccine.
The UN has approved a plan to combat tuberculosis in the next five years. The high-level meeting on tuberculosis held at the UN General Assembly brought together several world leaders.
A declaration was approved with a series of objectives, including tuberculosis prevention and care in at least 90% of the world’s population, provide social assistance to all tuberculosis patients, approve a new vaccine and close research funding gaps by 2027.
“I look forward to better understanding the concrete commitments that emerge from these deliberations. I urge you to show ambition and dynamism, so that we can win this battle against tuberculosis, for current and future generations“declared Paula Narváez, president of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, noted that, “In 2021, tuberculosis killed more than a million people and affected millions more.