Rajiv Shah to Open Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board Meeting

Tubeculosis medication. U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah will join other key U.S. global health officials in opening the Stop TB Partnership’s coordinating board meeting on March 31 in Washington, D.C. Photo by: UNAIDS

U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah will join other key U.S. global health officials in opening the Stop TB Partnership’s coordinating board meeting on March 31 in Washington, D.C. 

It is the first time the partnership’s coordinating board is meeting in Washington since 2001.

Shah is expected to discuss USAID’s lead role in the United States’ contributions to global efforts to control tuberculosis and the agency’s support for the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015, which is a comprehensive review of actions and resources needed to reach one of the targets of U.N. Millennium Development Goal 6, on halting and beginning to reverse the spread of the epidemic by 2015.

Shah will be joined by Global Health Initiative Executive Director Lois Quam and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health Howard Koh, among others, Devex learned through email.

Stop TB Partnership is a World Health Organization-backed network of more than 1,600 international organizations, donors and private sector actors working to eliminate tuberculosis. 

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