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Now Available: Tools to help support activists in engaging national policy makers on TB

The United Nations High Level Meeting (HLM) on TB is rapidly approaching. The U.N. HLM on TB will take place on September 26, 2018 during the second day of general debate of the General Assembly at its seventy-third session in New York. Civil society and community-based organizations have a critical role to play in raising the profile and understanding of the issues we face in TB among heads of state, permanent missions to the United Nations, ministers of health, national delegations to the U.N. HLM, parliamentarians, and other relevant officials, and in ensuring that the commitments made at the HLM are translated into real investments and actions at the country level.

To facilitate engagement between civil society and community groups and national policy makers and permanent missions to the United Nations, TAG and partners have created the following tools and resources:


These tools were initially developed in preparation for the Moscow Ministerial Conference on TB in November 2017 and have since been updated by TAG for the U.N. High-Level Meeting on TB. Before the Moscow Ministerial Conference, TAG and the Global Coalition of TB Activists (GCTA) hosted a webinar on how civil society and community groups can use these materials and other methods to initiate a dialogue with their national governments in advance of the Ministerial Conference and maintain communication and accountability in the lead up to the UN High Level Meeting on TB and beyond. See below for the recording.

Panel included: 

  • Jeffry Acaba, ACT Asia Pacific
  • Fanny Voitzwinkler, TB Europe Coalition
  • Sharonann Lynch, Médecins Sans Frontières
  • Timur Abdullaev, TB People
  • Anele Yawa, Treatment Action Campaign

Moderator: Marcus Low, Spotlight 

Engaging policy makers ahead of the Ministerial Conference and UN High-Level Meeting on TB from Treatment Action Group on Vimeo.