On July 28th in South Africa, more than 100 members of the TB research community marched under the Louder than TB banner in the Walk the Talk event to raise awareness for TB and TB research. Participants included TB researchers, Community Engagement groups, as well as TB survivors and their families. In 2018, heads of state met at the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis and committed to address the funding gap needed to control TB and develop the new technologies needed to improve its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. However, new funding commitments have yet to materialize at the pace needed to meet global goals. Sustained activism will be necessary to ensure governments around the world “walk their talk” when it comes to ending the TB epidemic.