Stop TB Partnership Board 

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  • March 19, 2021
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Stop TB Partnership Board 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Health 

In news

  • Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has been appointed Chairman of the Stop TB Partnership Board.
  • The Minister will serve a three year term, commencing July 2021. 

Important value additions 

Stop TB Partnership Board

  • Established: 2000. 
  • Objective: To eliminate Tuberculosis as a public health problem.
  • The organization was conceived following the meeting of the First Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Tuberculosis Epidemic held in London in March 1998.
  • In 1998, through the Amsterdam Declaration, it gave a call for collaborative action from 20 countries that bear the highest burden of TB.
  • It has 1500 partner organization
  • Secretariat: Geneva, Switzerland.

Do you know? 

  • India has committed to eliminating TB by 2025. 
  • Global deadline is 2030.

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