APPG holds Annual General Meeting

September 13, 2018


The APPG on Global TB held its Annual General Meeting on 11 September 2018 in Parliament, discussing progress made in advance of the first UN High-Level Meeting on TB and kickstarting a new parliamentary year of activities. 


Maintaining parliamentary support for UK Government leadership on delivering the commitments made at the UN High-Level Meeting, both in the UK and internationally, will be crucial. The APPG and its members will continue to advance this important agenda. 


The minutes of the meeting are as follows: 



Rt Hon Nick Herbert CBE MP 

Mr Virendra Sharma MP 

Jim Fitzpatrick MP 

The Baroness Barker 

Stephen Gethins MP 

Nic Dakin MP 

Jeremy Lefroy MP 

Fiona Bruce MP 



Baroness Masham of Ilton 

Baroness Sheehan 

Baroness Suttie 

Martyn Day MP 

Lord Chidgey 

Stephen Timms MP 


Those present agreed the election of the following officers unanimously: 


Chair & Registered Contact: Rt Hon Nick Herbert CBE MP 

Co-Chair: Virendra Sharma MP 

Vice-Chairs: Nic Dakin MP, Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Baroness Sheehan, Baroness Suttie 


Those present agreed that over the next parliamentary year, the Group would focus on TB both in the UK and overseas, with its key areas of work over the coming year being: 


  • Following up on the commitments made at the UN High-Level Meeting on TB, including commitments on R&D and reaching the targets set forth in the UN High-Level Meeting political declaration. 

  • Research and development into new drugs, diagnostics and vaccines, ensuring TB is fully integrated into the AMR agenda both in the UK and through international bodies like the G20 and WHO. 

  • Ensuring the Collaborative TB Strategy for England 2015-2020 is fully implemented and the long-term sustainability of TB control in England is sustained beyond 2020. 

  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria replenishment in 2019. 


Key actions include:


  • Launch of the APPG Inquiry into the Collaborative TB Strategy for England 2015-2020 

  • World TB Day reception & possible report 

  • Parliamentary debates

  • Parliamentary questions 

  • Strengthening ties with the academic community 







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