The Call to Action for a TB-Free India culminated in April 2017 during a two-day event that brought top government officials and members of parliament (MPs) together with big name Indian celebrities to raise awareness and increase momentum in the fight against TB. The Summit came at the end of a two-year campaign to engage all stakeholders – public, private and civil society – to work collaboratively towards ending TB.
The event brought national focus to the issue of TB and galvanised support, with commitments from government, politicians, corporate partners and donors to pool resources to end TB in India.
It is gladdening to see stakeholders from all walks of life converge… to deliberate on a vision for a TB Free India.
The summit was organised by The Union as a part of the Call to Action for a TB-Free India campaign supported by Challenge TB (the flagship TB control programme of USAID, implemented by The Union in India), the Global Fund and WHO, in association with the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association.