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Motion ref. S6M-02874

World Tuberculosis Day 2022

Submitted by: Miles Briggs, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Friday, January 21, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Sarah Boyack, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Foysol Choudhury, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Emma Harper, Stephen Kerr, Douglas Lumsden, Gillian Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Colin Smyth, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Brian Whittle, Beatrice Wishart
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

That the Parliament notes that 24 March 2022 marks World Tuberculosis Day; understands that tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases, killing 1.5 million people each year; believes that the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed decades of positive progress in tackling TB; understands that there has been uneven progress in the delivery of the commitments made at the UN High-Level Meeting on TB, including efforts to diagnose and treat 40 million people with TB by 2022 and to dramatically increase investments in research; considers that TB is a disease of poverty, with the most vulnerable and marginalised at greatest risk of both TB and drug-resistant TB, including in Scotland; believes that strong international health systems are vital for securing the UK's domestic health security; recognises what it sees as the importance of the upcoming seventh replenishment of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in tackling global TB, and notes what it sees as  the vital work carried out by clinical staff, scientists and civil society organisations across Scotland and globally to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goal of ending TB by 2030.