Tuberculosis (TB)

The Global TB Programme


The WHO Global TB Programme aims to advance universal access to TB prevention, care and control, guide the global response to threats, and promote innovation.

Core functions

  • Provide global leadership on matters critical to TB;
  • Develop evidence-based policies, strategies and standards for TB prevention, care and control, and monitor their implementation;
  • Jointly with WHO regional and country offices, provide technical support to Member States, catalyze change, and build sustainable capacity;
  • Monitor the global TB situation, and measure progress in TB care, control, and financing;
  • Shape the TB research agenda and stimulate the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge;
  • Facilitate and engage in partnerships for TB action.

Strategy and management

Links to WHO regional TB pages

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