UNITE4TB webinar: Global Panel discussion on global burden of TB


03 March 2022



This 1-hour webinar will be chaired by Raquel Duarte & Christoph Lange, with Mario Raviglione as a speaker. It will take place on the 3rd of March (13:00 – 14:00 CET).

Registration is free through the link below and open to all.

For non-members of the European Respiratory Society (ERS), all that is needed is to create a myERS profile, which can be done for free and in just a few minutes, in order to then register for the webinar.




With 10 million new cases and 1.5 million deaths annually, TB remains a priority global health problem. It is therefore essential that professionals are aware of the burden that this disease imposes on humanity,  the strategies and solutions for the challenges that TB entails. The WHO’s End TB Strategy and UN General Assembly resolutions call on governments to commit to its implementation, relying not only on national programmes and the public health sector, but seeking to pursue a multi-sectorial effort that may foster TB elimination on a global scale.

UNITE4TB aims to set a new standard for anti-TB regimen development, by upgrading current clinical trial methodology and enhancing the efficiency with which new regimes are delivered. The “Global Burden of TB” is the first webinar of a series from the UNITE4TB project, where the speaker – Prof. Mario Raviglione of the University of Milan and former Director of the WHO’s Global TB Programme – will provide an overview of the epidemiology of TB, as well as the existing international targets, challenges and strategies to move forward. This Panel Discussion will be divided into 2 parts: first the presentation by the speaker; followed by a discussion moderated by Prof. Dr. Raquel Duarte and Prof. Dr. Cristoph Lange.