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TB-related side events at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA73)

September 23, 2018 - September 29, 2018

Organized by Multiple Partners or Sponsors


TB Innovation Summit: Modernizing the Fight Against TB

Organized by

The Stop TB Partnership (STBP), Johnson and Johnson (J&J), and the World Economic Forum (WEF)

Sunday, September 23
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Convene, 75 Rockefeller Plaza,
New York, NY, USA


Co-hosted by the Stop TB Partnership (STBP), Johnson and Johnson (J&J), and the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Summit will bring together a unique mix of leaders from the private, public and civil society sectors, as well as TB survivors, academics, donors, and not-so-usual actors, to discuss the importance and potential of innovation – from research and development (R&D) to delivery – and what it will take to truly modernize the approach to this ancient disease.

TB and Human Rights

Organized by The Stop TB Partnership (STBP), Open Society and Global Fund

Monday, September 24
Open Society, 224 West 57th Street
New York, NY, USA


TB Voices: Surviving the world’s top infectious killer

Organized by Multiple Partners or Sponsors

Monday, September 24
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM EDT
UN Headquarters, East 42nd Street
New York, NY, USA


Committing to end TB in children, adolescents & families

Organized by UNICEF, WHO, Stop TB Partnership 

Monday, September 24
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue,
New York, NY, USA


UNICEF, WHO, Stop TB Partnership and partners host a side event on the eve of the 73rd UN General Assembly and the first High-level meeting on TB, to show commitment and accelerate progress towards ending TB in children, adolescents, and families. Leaders and people affected by TB will discuss the importance of targeted commitment for children and adolescents in the TB response as well as launch the 2018 Child and Adolescent Roadmap.

Putting Political Will into Action: Public-Private Partnerships to End TB

Organized by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and PATH 

Monday, September 24
2:30 PM – 5:00PM EDT
Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street,
New York, NY, USA


On the margins of the High-Level Meeting on TB,  MSH and PATH will co-host a side event to raise awareness on the need for political and financial commitments to end TB.

Speakers will join a panel discussion to examine the following topics:

  • Solution-oriented strategies and innovative approaches to finding the missing TB cases
  • New trends on incentivizing private sector delivery
  • Ways to scale-up digital technology to end TB
  • Financing gaps that hinder delivery of health services to address TB

Accelerating Global TB Response through Technical Innovation

Organized by the Government of Japan and Nikkei

Tuesday, September 25
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Nippon Club, 145 W 57th Street,
New York, NY, USA


High Level Meeting (HLM) on TB

Organized by the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO)

Wednesday, September 26
10:00 AM EDT
United Nations Secretariat Building, East 42nd Street,
New York, NY, USA

More Information 

Heads of State will gather in New York on 26 September this year at the United Nations General Assembly first-ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) to accelerate efforts in ending TB and reach all affected people with prevention and care. The theme of the meeting is “United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic”.

The high-level meeting on TB is a tremendous and unprecedented step forward by governments and all partners engaged in the fight against TB. It follows on from a very successful Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in Moscow on 16-17 November, 2017 which resulted in high-level commitments from Ministers and other leaders from 120 countries to accelerate progress to end TB.

The high-level meeting should result in an ambitious Political Declaration on TB endorsed by Heads of State that will strengthen action and investments for the end TB response, saving millions of lives.

Eliminating TB in 2030: Accelerating Innovation and Collaboration to end TB in South-East Asia

Organized by Stop TB Indonesia

Thursday, September 27
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
UN Head Quarters, East 42nd Street,
New York, NY, USA


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