The Stop TB Partnership works in a strategic partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which leads the U.S. Government’s global TB efforts. USAID’s Global Accelerator to End TB increases commitment from and builds the capacity of governments, civil society, and the private sector to accelerate national progress in reaching the global TB targets set forth at the UN High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB.
The Accelerator focuses on countries with a high burden of TB, where USAID aligns with local partners to promote prevention strategies, improve person-centered care, strengthen service delivery, and provide new diagnostics and medicines in the fight against TB. USAID is investing in building local commitment and capacity with an emphasis on locally generated solutions to tailor the agency’s TB response and ensure that people with TB, especially vulnerable populations and those living in poverty, are at the forefront of interventions at all levels of the health system.
Since its launch in 2018, the Accelerator has made significant progress in three key areas to support reaching country TB targets: partnering with Ministries of Health, providing sustainable technical support, and generating local solutions to fight TB. USAID has embedded advisors in priority countries to build the capacities of National TB Programs. Through mentorship and technical expertise, the advisors help to improve systems and expand interventions for more sustainable and focused TB programming.