UN General Assembly’s High-Level Meeting To End Tuberculosis Could Have Gone Better


The world’s top infectious killer finally got a spot on the world’s stage, but experts say more political will and accountability are needed to make a dent in fighting the disease.

NEW YORK ― In the lead-up to the first U.N. high-level meeting on tuberculosis on Wednesday, global health experts said the momentum was different, that a turning point was near in the fight against the disease, the world’s top infectious killer. Despite this new sense of engagement, many experts and advocates were disappointed by a lack of political will at the meeting ― a state of affairs that has continued for centuries.