Warsaw, 17 May 2023 (TDI): The political declaration presented by Poland and Uzbekistan marks an important milestone in the lead-up to the UN High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis. The declaration serves as a crucial step towards strengthening the global response to end tuberculosis (TB) worldwide.
The purpose of the political declaration is to outline a shared commitment and set of actions that member states of the United Nations will undertake to combat TB effectively.
By presenting the draft declaration to UN member states, Poland and Uzbekistan are inviting input and collaboration from other nations to ensure a comprehensive and united approach to addressing the TB crisis.
It will likely cover various aspects related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and elimination of TB.
It may emphasize the importance of political will, increased investments, and the implementation of evidence-based strategies to achieve the ambitious target of ending TB as a global public health threat by 2030, as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Additionally, the declaration may highlight the need for stronger health systems, improved access to quality healthcare services, and increased research and innovation to combat TB effectively.
It may also address issues such as addressing the social determinants of TB, reducing stigma and discrimination associated with the disease, and strengthening partnerships and international cooperation to mobilize resources and expertise.
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The drafting process of the political declaration involves engaging with various stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations, affected communities, and technical experts.
It aims to ensure that the declaration reflects the diverse perspectives and priorities of different actors involved in the fight against TB.
By launching the preparation of the political declaration, Poland and Uzbekistan are taking a proactive step to galvanize international commitment and action.
The collaborative efforts of member states, guided by the declaration, will be crucial in accelerating progress toward ending the global TB epidemic, saving lives, and achieving better health outcomes for individuals and communities affected by the disease.
The presentation of the draft political declaration by Poland and Uzbekistan sets the stage for a united and comprehensive response to TB at the upcoming UN High-level Meeting.
It paves the way for a shared commitment to ending TB, fostering collaboration, and mobilizing resources to achieve this important global health goal.