Yesterday, The Union joined the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Tuberculosis (#TB) community to call for urgent actions to be taken by governments and donors to step up the momentum to rapidly enhance coverage of TB preventive treatment for those in need.
WHO organised a special high-level event to discuss key actions needed at a global and country level to scale up TB prevention strategies and drive progress towards achieving the 2018 UN High Level Meeting target on TB preventive treatment. The target called for at least 30 million people most at risk of falling ill from TB receiving preventive therapy by 2022. Only 6.3 million of that 30 million had been reached by 2019.
Dr Bharati Kalottee, TB survivor and Project Director of Axshya Plus at The Union, gave a powerful opening speeches. President and Interim Executive Director, Professor Guy Marks also declared The Union’s commitment to the call to action.
Read about Call To Action 2.0: https://theunion.org/news/tb-community-joins-forces-for-urgent-preventive-action #EndTB