Thursday, February 8, 2007

StopTB Programme

The United Nations Secretary General's Special Envoy to Stop TB, former President of Portugal Jorge Sampaio, visited Geneva 29th-30th January 2007. He met with the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan, UNAIDS Executive Director, Dr Peter Piot, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr António Guterres, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Mr Markku Niskala, and other Stop TB Partners. Discussions were productive and included identification of specific next steps to move forward the agenda on TB control in light of several threats including the HIV-TB co-epidemic and extensively drug resistant TB ( XDR-TB). The Special Envoy was accompanied in his meetings by Director Stop TB Department Dr Mario Raviglione and Executive Secretary Stop TB Partnership Dr Marcos Espinal.

For more Information about the U.N. Special Envoy to Stop TB:

WHO Executive Board supports TB control resolution on progress and long-term planning:

StopTB Partnership
The Stop TB Partnership Secretariat is housed by the
World Health Organisation.

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