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* Health Minister to attend the Global leaders meeting on End TB in Delhi this week
Sun, Mar 11, 2018, 01:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 11, Colombo: Leaders from across the globe will meet in New Delhi this week for an End TB Summit to review ongoing efforts and accelerate action to reach 2030 End TB goal.

Sri Lanka's Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne will represent Sri Lanka at the and End TB Summit along with the Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe.

Hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the World Health Organization and the Stop TB Partnership, the Delhi End TB Summit 2018 will be inaugurated on 13 March by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. And addressed by the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The health ministers of a number of countries including Sri Lanka are expected to participate in the summit. The representatives will be focusing on implementing an effective solution at the national and regional level to eliminate Tuberculosis.

As part of the summit, health ministers and program heads from WHO South-East Asia Region will review accelerated efforts being made by countries since the adoption of Delhi Call to Action, which was adopted by Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region in March 2017.

The WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, had announced ending TB as a flagship program in the Region, at the Delhi Call to Action. Since then, countries in the Region have beefed up efforts to end TB and Sri Lanka is aiming at ending TB by 2025.

Sri Lankan Health Minister will deliver a lecture on the measures Sri Lanka has taken to eradicate tuberculosis by 2025.


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