Tuberculosis (TB)

Engage all care providers

Component 4 of the Stop TB Strategy

Public-Public and Public-Private Mix (PPM) approaches

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In most settings, patients with symptoms suggestive of TB seek care from a wide array of health-care providers apart from the public sector TB services.

The International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC)

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The International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC) have been based on a wide global consensus of appropriate practices in TB diagnosis and treatment. They are complementary to the PPM approaches and should be actively promoted and used to help engage all care providers in implementation of the Stop TB Strategy.

“Everyone with TB should have access to the innovative tools and services they need for rapid diagnosis, treatment and care. This is a matter of social justice, fundamental to our goal of universal health coverage. Given the prevalence of drug-resistant tuberculosis, ensuring highquality and complete care will also benefit global health security. I call for intensified global solidarity and action to ensure the success of this transformative End TB Strategy.”

Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General