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News General news Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 and related information
Monday, 06 December 2010 13:57

Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 and related information

The implementation of the US$ 56 billion Plan will result in:

  • Implementation of the Stop TB Strategy will expand equitable access for all to quality TB diagnosis and treatment.
  • Over the ten years of this Plan, about 50 million people will be treated for TB under the Stop TB Strategy, including about 800 000 patients with MDR-TB, and about 3 million patients who have both TB and HIV will be enrolled on antiretroviral therapy (ART).
  • Some 14 million lives will be saved from 2006 to 2015.
  • The first new TB drug for 40 years will be introduced in 2010, with a new short TB regimen (1-2 months) shortly after 2015.
  • By 2010, diagnostic tests at the point of care will allow rapid, sensitive and inexpensive detection of active TB. By 2012, a diagnostic toolbox will accurately identify people with latent TB infection and those at high risk of progression to disease.
  • By 2015 a new, safe, effective and affordable vaccine will be available with potential for a significant impact on TB control in later years.

ICN supports the Global Plan and encourages people to read the document. You can find the full text on http://www.who.int/tb/en/

You can find more information on the Global To Stop TB 2006-15 on  http://www.stoptb.org/globalplan/

The Stop TB Strategy and the WHO Report 2006 Global Tuberculosis Control: surveillance, planning, financing can be downloaded on http://www.who.int/tb/publications/2006/en/index.html

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