Ending TB, WHO flagship in SEAR

Accelerating efforts to End TB by 2030 is now a WHO flagship programme in South-East Asia Region.

“After witnessing the tremendous commitment of Member States and partners, I have decided to establish the eighth regional flagship on accelerating efforts to end TB by 2030. Achieving this will now be among WHO’s regional priorities. On behalf of WHO I express my full commitment to work with each of you to make this happen, Regional Director, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, announced at a Ministerial Meeting on TB in New Delhi on 16 March.

Adopting a Call to Action, all countries in the Region pledged to fast track efforts and End TB.

Why Waste Water


Over 663 million people live without a safe water supply close to their homes, or cope with health impact of using contaminated water. An estimated 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene cause 842 000 deaths every year with the most at risk group being children under the age of five.

On World Water Day on 22 March, WHO draws attention to the importance of improving water quality, making clean water accessible, and treating and reusing wastewater.

South-East Asia countries adopt Call for Action to accelerate efforts to End TB


New Delhi, 16 March 2017 - Health Ministers from countries in WHO South-East Asia Region which bear half the global TB burden, and WHO today signed a Call for Action for Ending TB, pledging to scale-up efforts and implement adequately funded, innovative, multisectoral and comprehensive measures to achieve the global target to end the disease by 2030.

“Together we can and must end TB,” the Regional Director said, while announcing that ‘bending the curve to end TB’ would be a flagship programme of WHO in South-East Asia Region to support member countries take immediate action with an extreme sense of urgency to End TB.

High level meeting for accelerating TB effort

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15 March 2017 – A two-day Ministerial Meeting for Ending TB in the South-East Asia Region began in New Delhi today.

The meeting is being attended by Health ministers of 11 member countries along with key partners and donors.

The meeting seeks to strengthen collective commitment towards ending TB in the Region.

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