To end TB by 2030, we must ensure that targets and commitments are met. There is no stakeholder better placed to lead accountability efforts than communities themselves – those who access and utilize services and initiatives of TB programs. Since the TB High Level Meeting in 2018, TB affected communities and civil society have pioneered TB accountability efforts. These efforts have contributed to TB movement building and formulating clear calls to action for what is needed to close the divide between targets and commitments and subsequent realities on the ground. The Affected Community and NGO Delegations to the Stop TB Partnership Board have coordinated global accountability efforts with the conceptualization, development and dissemination of the Deadly Divide reports.
The first report was published in 2020 in response to the commitments made during the United Nations High Level meeting on TB in 2018 and subsequent progress report published by the UN Secretary General. A second iteration of the report was published in 2023 in advance of the next UN HLM on TB in September 2023. Both reports and communications toolkits can be accessed below in a number of languages.