On December 5, 2014, Ministers of Health from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), countries, which collectively account for almost 50% of global TB cases, made a historic commitment to provide first line TB medicines for all people with TB in these countries. BRICS ministers agreed to implement various knowledge sharing strategies among themselves as well as with other low- and middle- income countries. Sharing technologies, identifying manufacturing capacities and securing TB financing were identified as key priorities.
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