The Global Plan is a costed plan and roadmap for a concerted global response to TB.

The current Global Plan

The current Global Plan to End TB 2018-2022 is aligned with the Political Declaration of the UN High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on the Fight Against TB. It provides an estimate of the resources needed to achieve the targets and commitments set at the UNHLM on TB in September 2018 by the deadline of December 2022.

  • The updated Global Plan for 2018-2022 is deliberately aligned with the time frame of the UNHLM targets, making it a tool for advocacy, resource mobilization, civil society and community empowerment, and accountability on the UNHLM targets and commitments.
  • It is centered on strong political leadership to achieve the UNHLM targets and commitments.
  • It breaks down the global UNHLM targets into country shares to ensure that countries deliver on their commitments and, collectively, the world reaches the agreed targets.
  • It provides an estimate of the resources needed to achieve the UNHLM targets and commitments, both for TB care and prevention and for research into new tools.
  • It highlights the need for a rights-based, people-centered approach that is community-based and gender-responsive.

The next Global Plan

In April 2021, the Stop TB Partnership announced the beginning of the process to develop the next Global Plan to End TB. The new Global Plan will cover the period 2023 to 2030 and will specifically identify what resources are needed to end the TB epidemic globally. It will be developed through a year-long process of extensive and inclusive global and regional consultations, modeling, and costing work focusing on the target of ending TB by 2030 under Sustainable Development Goal 3, and will align with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) End TB Strategy milestones.

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Past Global Plans

The first Global Plan was launched in 2001. Since then, the Stop TB Partnership developed and supported implementation and evaluation of the following Global Plans:

The first bold and ambitious Global Plan to Stop TB 2001-2005 was the first of its kind following the endorsement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This Plan provided a coherent agenda to rally key new partners, push forward research and development, and have a rapid impact on TB in the areas suffering most from the epidemic. It focused on the expansion of the DOTS strategy and the emerging challenge of rising drug resistance in TB and HIV infection.

In 2006, the Partnership launched the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-2015 in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum. The total cost of the Plan – US$ 56 billion – represented a threefold increase in annual investment in TB care and prevention compared to the first Global Plan. The Plan set out to reduce TB incidence in line with the MDGs and to reach the Partnership’s 2015 targets of halving TB prevalence and deaths compared to 1990 levels.

A third Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015 set out what needed to be done to achieve the 2015 targets within the context of the MDGs and by the Stop TB Partnership. The plan focused on scaling up existing interventions for the diagnosis and treatment of TB and introducing new technologies and notably new diagnostic tests.