The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on the global tuberculosis (TB) response, threatening to erase years of progress. As a result of COVID-19 and associated measures to control it, one million fewer people in the 23 countries where USAID focuses TB programming had access to TB diagnosis and treatment in 2020, compared to 2019 — representing a 23 percent decline.

To address these declines, USAID has developed urgent TB program recovery plans in support of National TB Programs’ larger efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on countries’ TB responses. These activities were planned in coordination with and are complementary to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s recovery efforts.

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