The Ministry of Health Principle Secretary (PS) Julius Korir yesterday led a Multi-Sectoral Country Delegation to the First World Health Organization (WHO) Global Ministerial Conference on ending Tuberculosis (TB) in the Sustainable Development Era.
In a statement, Korir said Kenya is among the top 30 countries with a high TB & Multidrug Resistant TB burden and the country stands to benefit from the commitments of the WHO Conference in Moscow.
“The Multi-Sectoral Response and Ministerial Conference, which will take place in Moscow, Russian Federation from 16th and 17th November 2017 is aimed at galvanizing multi-sectoral action towards Universal Coverage and ending by 2030 and is also a buildup of next year’s UN High Level Meeting on TB,” he said.
In the latest WHO data published in May 2014, Kenya is ranked position 31 worldwide with TB deaths of 9,379 yearly.
The WHO Ministerial Conference will bring together ministers of health from across the globe with the aim of accelerating progress towards the target of ending the TB epidemic by 2030, as set out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.