The 2023 United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB, held just a few months ago, presented us with an invaluable opportunity to reflect on the progress made since the 2018 meeting and to chart a course forward. The theme, “Advancing science, finance, and innovation, and their benefits, to urgently end the global tuberculosis epidemic by ensuring equitable access to prevention, testing, treatment, and care,” encapsulates the urgency and breadth of the challenge before us.
While the UNHLM did not result in the anticipated Political Declaration, it has set the stage for us to take bold and decisive action at the national level. Today’s consultation is designed to be a platform for us to collaboratively review the Political Declaration, identify key targets, and milestones, and address gaps in our national response to TB.
Our overarching objective was to develop a comprehensive National Roadmap that aligns with the commitments outlined in the Political Declaration. This roadmap will be our guide as we work towards increased domestic resource mobilization and sustainable financing to bring an end to TB in Nigeria. #YesWeCanEndTB#EndTB