Tuberculosis

  • USAID announces the TB Local Organizations Network Annual Program Statement as a key component of the Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis.

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  • To accelerate action on TB, USAID has announced an innovative model, “The Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis.”

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  • The U.S. Government Departments and Agencies charged with implementing the National Action Plan for Combating Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis continue to make notable progress towards achieving the Plan's established milestones.

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  • Administrator Green spoke about ending the tuberculosis epidemic in India during his November 2017 trip.

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  • As the lead U.S. Government agency for global TB care, USAID works with partners to reach every person with TB, cure those in need of treatment and prevent new TB infections.

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At USAID, we focus our investments on strengthening national TB strategies and programs through bilateral projects in priority countries with high rates of TB, drug-resistant TB and HIV-associated TB.

Graphic of a man coughing - 10.0 million new cases of TB
Graphic of a pair of lungs. 1.6 million deaths from TB
Graphic of a microscope. 588,000 new drug-resistant TB cases
Graphic of two pills. 140,000 drug-resistant TB patients started care

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supports high-quality screening, diagnosis and treatment services for millions of people affected by TB and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). In Fiscal Year 2017, with investments of $244 million focused primarily in 22 countries with bilateral TB funds, the U.S. Government achieved the following results in collaboration with each country's National TB Program:

22

Countries with bilateral programs

54

Countries received technical assistance

4,000,000

TB cases detected

3

Percent increase in case notifications

88

Percent treatment success rate

83,000

Individuals with DR-TB started on appropriate treatment

27,600,000

Xpert cartridges procured under concessional pricing (cumulative)

62

Countries utilized the Bedaquiline Donation Program (cumulative)

36,000

Health workers trained

19

Countries completed drug-resistance surveys (cumulative)

20

Countries completed/completing TB prevalence surveys (cumulative)

5

Research studies focused on new treatment regimens supported

USAID's investments contributed to an estimated 54 million lives saved between 2000-2017, including people co-infected with HIV/AIDS.

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What We Do

USAID works with partner governments to:

  • Prevent TB transmission and renew efforts to find the missing TB cases
  • Strengthen the capacity of national TB programs
  • Build country capacity to use existing resources and to turn evidence into policy
  • Expand the development of new TB diagnostics, drugs and vaccines

Last updated: February 13, 2019

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