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World Tuberculosis Day 2020
“It’s Time for Action. End TB”

Implementing the end TB strategy
WHO consolidated guidelines on tuberculosis: module 1 prevention: tuberculosis preventive treatment
Guidelines and Systematic Reviews
Integrated, patient-centred care and prevention
The End TB Strategy
Bold policies and supportive systems
Tuberculosis and COVID-19: What health workers and authorities need to know
Intensified research and innovation

TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer. Each day, nearly 4500 people lose their lives to TB and close to 30,000 people fall ill with this preventable and curable disease. Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 58 million lives since the year 2000. To accelerate the TB response in countries to reach targets – Heads of State came together and made strong commitments to end TB at the first-ever UN High Level Meeting in September 2018.

The theme of World TB Day 2020 - ‘It’s time’ – puts the accent on the urgency to act on the commitments made by global leaders to:

  • Scale up access to prevention and treatment;
  • Build accountability;
  • Ensure sufficient and sustainable financing including for research;
  • Promote an end to stigma and discrimination, and
  • Promote an equitable, rights-based and people-centered TB response.

Source: World Health Organization

Medias

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The End TB Strategy

Integrated, patient-centred care and prevention

How pillar 1 works : Key actions 

  • Early diagnosis of TB including universal drug susceptibility testing, and systematic screening of contacts and high-risk groups
  • Treatment of all people with TB including drugresistant TB, and patient support
  • Collaborative TB/HIV activities; and management of comorbidities
  • Preventive treatment of persons at high risk; and vaccination against TB

Bold policies and supportive systems

How pillar 2 works : Key actions

  • Political commitment with adequate resources for TB care and prevention
  • Engagement of communities, civil society organizations, and all public and private care providers
  • Universal health coverage policy, and regulatory frameworks for case notification, vital registration, quality and trational use of medicines, and infection control
  • Social protection, poverty alleviation and actions on other determinants of TB

Intensified research and innovation

How pillar 3 works : Key actions

  • Discovery, development and rapid uptake of new tools, interventions and strategies
  • Research to optimize implementation and impact; and promote innovations