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Why would world leaders NOT get involved in the #UNHLMTB? TB kills 1.6 million people annually, ravaging economies and communities. The time for action is now #EndTB

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TB is the world’s leading infectious disease killer. The world must commit to urgent action and stop it in its tracks #UNHLMTB #EndTB

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TB is driven by many factors including poor nutrition, inadequate housing, sub-standard sanitation, broken healthcare provision. TB requires a multi-sectoral response #EndTB

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If we are to end the global TB epidemic by 2030, then significant investment into better TB prevention, diagnostic and treatment options is non-negotiable #EndTB #UNHLMTB

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There were nearly 560,000 cases of drug-resistant TB last year and treatment success remains low at 55% globally. #UNHLMTB must invest to #EndTB

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World leaders have the power to #EndTB by committing to actions that are concrete, timely and accountable. Change the TB response - and change the world #UNHLMTB

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“TB is a societal issue. If it is to be eradicated, we must demonstrate its relevance to every single ministry and government department.”  José Luis Castro, Executive Director, The Union. Commit to action on TB #UNHLMTB 26 September

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The United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB on 26 September must fully commit to setting ambitious, timely targets; involve all sectors, including civil society; and ensure the agreed measures are accountable. This is fundamental to the #EndTB strategy.

Commit to action on TB #UNHLMTB 26 September

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Global leaders have an unparalleled opportunity to #EndTB at the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB in New York. Make it count.

Commit to action on TB #UNHLMTB 26 September

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Close the US$2 billion annual funding gap in R&D. By committing to spending just 0.1% of its annual R&D budget on TB research, every member state can contribute to sustainable research pipelines to #EndTB

Commit to action on TB #UNHLMTB 26 September

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If the world doesn’t get serious about finding new TB treatments, the rise of drug- resistant TB will reach epidemic proportions. This catastrophe in the making must not happen #EndTB

Commit to action on TB #UNHLMTB 26 September

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“It is time for difficult conversations, to tell governments and heads of states that what they are currently doing to fight TB isn’t enough. None of us will live to see the elimination of TB, if they do not actively generate sustainable resources, invested in drug development and universal healthcare access.” José Luis Castro, Executive Director, The Union

Commit to action on TB #UNHLMTB 26 September

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“The theme of the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB - United to end tuberculosis, an urgent global response to a global epidemic – gives the TB community a mandate to push for solutions that are going to make the biggest difference in the fight against TB.” José Luis Castro, Executive Director, The Union

Commit to action on TB #UNHLMTB 26 September