Acknowledges the contributions of outgoing chairperson Dr Harsh Vardhan
Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare took over charge as the chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board today.
The Minister will hold the responsibility with immediate effect until 2024. He will lead the efforts of the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat, partners, and the TB community at large, towards reaching the UN TB targets by 2022.
Mandaviya said on the occasion, “I am honored to take the Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Board and thus secure continuation of the commitment to global efforts to end this devastating disease worldwide by 2030. I look forward towards working with the Stop TB Partnership Board and Secretariat in leading the efforts to end TB.”
He reiterated Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s commitment to end TB in the country by 2025 on the occasion.