“India stands committed to its ‘TB- Free country’ resolve by 2025. It shall also extend all support to member countries of WHO SEARO region in meeting their respective goals of becoming TB- free”. This a was stated by Jagat Prakash Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare as countries participating in the Delhi End TB Summit. “It is an opportune moment for India to co-host the Delhi Summit, as the world galvanizes its efforts to end TB by 2030”, the Union Health Minister stated. India shall also set an example for other countries by itself freeing of Tuberculosis by 2025, he added.
The highest political commitment was reiterated yesterday with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the global Delhi End TB Summit at New Delhi, and demonstrating the willingness and resolve of the Government to make India free of tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global target. The Delhi End TB Summit Statement of Action identifies the roles, responsibilities and directions of the member countries of WHO SEARO region to make their countries free of this scourge. It commends the increased attention, investments and efforts directed at tackling the region’s major burden of tuberculosis, and notes that the response has strengthened further as a result of the Delhi Call for Action, a strategic, action-oriented roadmap initiated by the countries on 16th March, 2017.