Tuberculosis (TB)

The Stop TB Strategy

In 2006, WHO developed a six point Stop TB Strategy which builds on the successes of DOTS while also explicitly addressing the key challenges facing TB. Its goal is to dramatically reduce the global burden of tuberculosis by 2015 by ensuring all TB patients, including for example, those co-infected with HIV and those with drug-resistant TB, benefit from universal access to high-quality diagnosis and patient-centered treatment. The strategy also supports the development of new and effective tools to prevent, detect and treat TB. The Stop TB Strategy underpins the Stop TB Partnership's Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015.

The six components of the Stop TB Strategy:

Topics covered on this web site organized under the six components of the Stop TB Strategy

1. Pursue high-quality DOTS expansion and enhancement

2. Address TB-HIV, MDR-TB, and the needs of poor and vulnerable populations

3. Contribute to health system strengthening based on primary health care

4. Engage all care providers

5. Empower people with TB, and communities through partnership

6. Enable and promote research

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