FM Shah Mehmood reaffirms Pakistan’s commitment to eradicating TB

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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the first-ever High-Level Tuberculosis (TB) Meeting at the UN on Wednesday that Pakistan remained fully committed to rooting out the endemic by 2030.

The event was held on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly being held in New York.

Speaking on the occasion, Foreign Minister Qureshi appreciated the efforts and progress made by the World Health Organization.

He stressed the importance of fighting the epidemic of Tuberculosis, which still accounts for over four and a half thousand deaths worldwide every day. He said that this epidemic was pervasive in lower income and middle-income countries.

“Mostly affecting adults in their most productive years, this disease not only brings personal tragedy to the families but also places a heavy burden on the world’s most poor and vulnerable”, he added.