Stop TB Partnership
The Stop TB Partnership was established in 1998. Its aim is to realize the goal of eliminating TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. Stop TB comprises a network of international organizations, countries, donors from the public and private sectors, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and individuals that have expressed an interest in working together to achieve this goal. Partners have coalesced into Working Groups to accelerate progress in seven specific areas: DOTS Expansion, TB/HIV, MDR-TB, New TB Drugs, New TB Vaccines, New TB Diagnostics, and Advocacy, Communications and Social Mobilization.
Stop TB’s vision is a TB-free world: the first children born this millennium will see TB eliminated in their lifetime. In order to achieve its mission, Stop TB has set the following goals:
- Promote wider and wiser use of existing strategies to interrupt TB transmission by:
- increasing access to diagnosis and treatments by accelerating DOTS implementation; and
- increasing the availability, affordability and quality of anti-TB drugs.
- Derive strategies to address the challenges posed by emerging threats by:
- adapting DOTS to prevent and manage MDR-TB, and to reduce the impact of HIV-related TB.
- Accelerate elimination of TB, by:
- promoting research and development for new TB drugs, diagnostics and vaccines; and
- promoting adoption of new and improved tools by ensuring appropriate use, access and affordability.
Links to the health workforce crisis
Stop TB is a movement to accelerate social and political action to stop the unnecessary spread of TB globally. 2500 leaders reported TB affected their business. 30% of workplaces do not provide any service to facilitate TB diagnosis. Stop TB promotes contributions by businesses. It works to:
- increase awareness among workers, communities and families;
- identify TB cases among workers and refer to the public sector;
- provide diagnosis, TB care & treatment at the workplace; and
- couple TB with HIV workplace programs.
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