Tuberculosis (TB)

Table 1. Goals, target and indicators for TB control

MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL 6
Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

Target 8: Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases

Indicator 23: Prevalence and death rates associated with tuberculosis

Indicator 24: Proportion of tuberculosis cases detected and cured under DOTS (the internationally recommended strategy for TB control)

STOP TB PARTNERSHIP TARGETS

By 2005: At least 70% of people with sputum smear-positive TB will be diagnosed (i.e. under the DOTS strategy), and at least 85% cured. These are targets set by the World Health Assembly of WHO.

By 2015: The global burden of TB (per capita prevalence and death rates) will be reduced by 50% relative to 1990 levels.

By 2050: The global incidence of active TB will be less than 1 case per million population per year.

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