Dr. Ruth Aceng on Uganda's Effort to End TB
Member States of the United Nations General Assembly issued a political declaration to commit their nations to eradicating tuberculosis by 2030. Heads of state and government attending the first ever UN High-level meeting on TB agreed to mobilize US$ 13 billion a year by 2022 to implement TB prevention and care, and US$ 2 billion for research. They also committed to take firm action against drug-resistant forms of the disease; build accountability and prioritize human rights issues such as the stigma that still prevails around TB across the world. NBS’ Solomon Serwanja caught up with Uganda’s health Minister Dr. Ruth Aceng about Uganda’s readiness to make good on this commitment.