My message to the youthful and the youthful at coronary coronary heart:

Within the current day as we commemorate Worldwide Youth Day, we need to acknowledge the place youthful people play in course of shaping a better future in properly being and previous. The theme this 12 months ‘Youth engagement for World Movement’ locations the spotlight on how the proactive engagement, resilience and creativity of youthful people at native, nationwide,  and world ranges can drive progress, notably in events of catastrophe. This has been true notably for efforts to complete tuberculosis(TB) – the world’s prime infectious killer.

There was important progress over the earlier 12 months since WHO launched its world youth movement to complete TB titled the 1+1 Initiative, adopted by the adoption of the Youth Declaration to End TB on the first-ever World Youth Townhall on Ending TB. The 1+1 Initiative has expanded to include tons of of youth internationally in nations like Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Kenya and Viet Nam. The social media platforms prepare as part of the 1+1 youth initiative and social media posts are adopted by over 20 000 people, with the amount rising day-after-day. Better than 100 utterly completely different youth-led actions and events on ending TB have been carried out worldwide. This accommodates peer coaching teaching in schools and universities, sensitizing youthful people, encouraging them to develop to be TB advocates, and supporting TB victims within the neighborhood with property and advice. 

One inspiring occasion of youth movement to complete TB is in Nepal. Youthful people inside the nation have established nationwide and provincial youth networks to empower youthful people to complete TB, by way of functionality establishing and by guaranteeing their participation in protection making and group diploma consciousness establishing. Likewise, in March 2020, Viet Nam’s Nationwide TB programme launched the Nationwide Youth Movement in the direction of TB which objectives to achieve 10 million youthful people, and educate all main faculty faculty college students with information and good practices on combating TB and lung illnesses. We urgently need additional such inspiring youth initiatives to complete TB.

In case you’re a youth and searching for a risk to contribute to the fight in the direction of TB, we’re just one message away. We’re always utterly glad to info you, give you acceptable finding out options and a world platform to exhibit your revolutionary ideas and creativity.

Please share your ideas, tales and experiences with us and the rest of world using the hashtags #EndTB and #Youth2EndTB or be a part of our Fb group Youth2EndTB.

Collectively we’re capable of End TB and make our world a better place.

Biggest Regards,

Dr Tereza Kasaeva
Director, WHO World TB Programme

Nation examples: Youth movement to End TB


Nationwide Youth Movement to End TB Launched formally in Vietnam

On March 20, 2020, on the occasion of World TB Day, Vietnam Nationwide Lung Hospital held a congress of the Youth Society in the direction of TB and lung illnesses – Vietnam Lung Affiliation. The congress elected 11 youthful people to suggest the youth of the nation inside the Authorities Committee of the Affiliation for the time interval 2020–2022. This was the official commencement of Vietnam’s youth movement in the direction of tuberculosis which is the adoption of the World Youth Movement in the direction of TB at a nationwide diploma. The event was nearly attended by the Director of WHO’s World TB Programme, Dr Tereza Kasaeva, who impressed the youth gathered to instill new vitality in efforts to complete TB.

The youth movement in Vietnam objectives to achieve 10 million youthful people and educate all main faculty faculty college students with information and good practices on combating TB and lung illnesses.


The Nationwide Youth Movement in the direction of Tuberculosis – Nepal (NYMAT – Nepal) is an environment friendly occasion of youth administration and engagement inside the fight in the direction of TB. As a youth group, it provides the prospect for youth to return to the forefront and be a part of efforts to battle TB. Better than 1000 youthful TB advocates have already joined the Nationwide Movement and the amount is rising every day. Supporting WHO’s End TB Approach and the Nationwide TB Administration program, it objectives to foster youth engagement in full TB related actions carried out inside Nepal. With the adoption of the WHO Youth declaration to End TB and WHO’s 1+1 Youth Initiative, the neutral youth TB advocates/activists have  been working intensively to increase TB consciousness and reduce TB stigma, by advocating at native municipal ranges to encourage stronger insurance coverage insurance policies to reduce the TB burden. These days, youth representatives from NYMAT actively contributed to the occasion of the upcoming Nationwide Strategic Plan, by participating in a session organized by the Nationwide Tuberculosis Coronary heart.


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