78 months left for India to end TB and 138 months to end TB globally: Are we on track?

CNS (Citizen News Service), The Work For Change, AIDS Society of India (ASI), People Health Organization (PHO) and partners are together hosting this press conference at 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019), on "78 months left for India to end TB and 138 months to end TB globally: Are we on track?". This session will be held on Monday, 22 July, 13:00 – 13:45 pm, Press Conference Room (PCR), Casa Montejo 3, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico.

India has world's biggest burden of TB as well as one of the largest number of people living with HIV. TB despite being preventable and curable, continues to be lead killer of people living with HIV. Indian government has promised to end TB by 2025, and end AIDS by 2030. Are we on track to end TB and AIDS?

Panel of experts
  • Dr Suvanand Sahu, Deputy Executive Director, Stop TB Partnership (video message)
  • Dr Ishwar Gilada, Governing Council member IAS; and President AIDS Society of India (ASI)
  • Dr Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva, Head of India's TB programme (Deputy Director General, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India) (video message)
  • Dr Mitchell Warren, Executive Director, AVAC, and President of TB Alliance's Stakeholders Association (SHA)
  • Dr Paula Fujiwara, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
  • Dr Trupti Gilada, Infectious Diseases and HIV Physician, Unison Medicare and Research Centre, India
  • Dr Ian Hodgson, The Work For Change, UK/ Ireland
  • Fifa Rahman, Board Member for the NGO Delegation of Unitaid
  • Shobha Shukla, Executive Director CNS (moderator)

For more information, please contact:
Shobha Shukla/ Bobby Ramakant | bobby@citizen-news.org |  +1-646-217-2760