YES! WE CAN…Achieve the 2023 United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB Treatment Targets

Stop TB Partnership Releases Country Share of United Nations High-Level Meeting Treatment Targets

8 December 2023, Geneva -  Stop TB Partnership today released the estimated country shares of global targets committed in the political declaration of the United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB, held in September 2023 at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting. Among the commitments made during the UNGA were bold TB diagnosis, prevention, and treatment targets (numeric and percentages) to be achieved between 2023-2027.

These global-level targets cannot be achieved unless each country achieves its share. To support countries to plan for their share of the global target the Stop TB Partnership, working with partners, has disaggregated these global targets by country and by year, using a similar methodology as the Global Plan to End TB 2023-2030 and in full alignment with the End TB strategy and the WHO DG Flagship initiative. The document includes targets for treatment of TB, drug-resistant TB, children with TB, and TB preventive treatment for contacts and people living with HIV.

These targets are indicative, and the main purpose is to trigger country stakeholders and partners to set their own ones. Countries teams and stakeholders can reach out to Stop TB Partnership for support or discussion if needed to understand and align the targets set for  a specific country.

Lucica Ditiu, Executive Director of Stop TB Partnership said;

“The global targets on TB treatment and prevention set at the UNGA in September 2023 can be achieved if leaders and stakeholders of high TB burden countries understand their share of the global targets, set their own national and sub-national targets, and pursue them aggressively. Bold and clear targets will drive advocacy, action, and accountability. The country targets published by us today are our work to support countries in their effort to contribute to the achievement of the overall global ones.”

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