UN Zero Draft Political Declaration calls for Joint Action on TB and AIDS

This April the co-facilitators leading negotiations for the 2016 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, the UN Permanent Representatives of Switzerland and Zambia, released the Zero Draft Political Declaration. The Zero Draft contains commitments which aim to end AIDS and TB epidemics by 2030, and will be negotiated and finalized by governments leading up to the High-Level Meeting in New York on June 8-10th.  Included in the proposed commitments are the reductions of TB-related deaths among people living with HIV by 75% by 2020, development of new service delivery models to ensure delivery of more integrated services for HIV and TB, and recognition that TB remains the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. To read more about the Zero Draft, visit TB Online here or the UNAIDS website here.