Pursue high-quality DOTS expansion and enhancement
DOTS remains at the heart of the Stop TB Strategy. To enable known constraints to be addressed and new challenges met, further strengthening of the basic five components of the DOTS approach is required.
Five components of DOTS:
“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