Enable and promote research
The main focus of the Stop TB Strategy is on making the best use of currently available tools for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TB (i.e. programme-based operational research) and the improved tools that are likely to become available in future (through research to develop new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines). The goal of eliminating TB by 2050 depends on the development of new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines. WHO is working in close collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership to enable and promote programme-based operational research and research to develop new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines.