Tuberculosis (TB)

Enable and promote research

The main focus of the Stop TB Strategy is on making the best use of currently available tools for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of TB (i.e. programme-based operational research) and the improved tools that are likely to become available in future (through research to develop new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines). The goal of eliminating TB by 2050 depends on the development of new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines. WHO is working in close collaboration with the Stop TB Partnership to enable and promote programme-based operational research and research to develop new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines.

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The Research Movement to Stop TB represents an opportunity for the Stop TB Partnership and the World Health Organization (WHO) to engage the full range of TB research stakeholders in a collaborative and concerted strategic effort to increase the scope, scale and speed of TB research.