Tuberculosis

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

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  • On October 30, 2017 the WHO released the 2017 Global TB Report. The report is a comprehensive assessment of the TB epidemic and includes progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels.

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  • Through technical assistance led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and our innovative partnership with Johnson & Johnson, we are scaling up multidrug-resistant TB treatment programs in over 25 countries.

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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 programs in priority countries with high rates of TB, drug-resistant TB and HIV-associated TB.

Graphic of a man coughing - 10.4 million new cases of TB
Graphic of a pair of lungs. 1.7 million deaths from TB
Graphic of a microscope. 600,000 new drug-resistant TB cases
Graphic of two pills. 130,000 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 2016, with investments of $242 million focused primarily in 23 countries with bilateral TB funds, the U.S. Government achieved the following results in collaboration with each country's National TB Program:

23

Countries with bilateral programs

54

Countries received technical assistance

3,900,000

TB cases detected

5

Percent increase in case notifications

77,000

Individuals with DR-TB started on appropriate treatment

23,000,000

Xpert cartridges procured under concessional pricing (cumulative)

56

Countries utilized the Bedaquiline Donation Program (cumulative)

46,000

Health workers trained

18

Countries completed drug-resistance surveys (cumulative)

14

Countries completed/completing TB prevalence surveys (cumulative)

5

Research studies focused on new treatment regimens supported

USAID's investments contributed to an estimated 53 million lives saved from 2000-2016, including people co-infected with HIV/AIDS.

 

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: December 19, 2017

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