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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

You can find more information on the Global To Stop TB 2006-15 on

The Stop TB Strategy and the WHO Report 2006 Global Tuberculosis Control: surveillance, planning, financing can be downloaded on

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