WHO: Director-General Dr Tedros message for World TB Day 2018

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On the occasion of World TB Day -- 24 March 2018 -- WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus states that we need to mobilize political and social commitment for accelerated progress to end tuberculosis (TB), the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming over 4 500 lives daily. The theme of World TB Day 2018 -- “Wanted: Leader for a TB-free world” -- focuses on building commitment to end TB, not only from Heads of State and ministers of health, but from mayors, governors, people with TB, health workers and other partners. In light of the planned UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on TB this September, the theme is critical for 2018. The upcoming meeting is a tremendous and unprecedented step forward by governments and all partners engaged in the fight against TB.

For further information on World TB Day 2018: http://www.who.int/campaigns/tb-day/2018/en/

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