World TB Day 2016
In 2016 the United Nations has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) providing a new development framework for 2016-2030, replacing the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) framework. Under Goal 3 of the SDGs specifically pertaining to health, target 3.3 states- By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, combat hepatitis, waterborne and other communicable diseases.
The WHO South-East Asia Region is home to 26% of the world’s population, but accounts for 41% of the global burden of TB incidence. In the Region in 2014, TB prevalence was estimated at 5.4 million cases while TB incidence was around 4 million. Eliminating the disease in the Region is critical to ending the global TB epidemic.
Addressing the determinants of TB such as poverty and direct risk factors e.g, overcrowding and poorly ventilated living and working environment have to be shared by all stakeholders. Eliminating TB should take significant effort and requires effective operationalization of the END TB Strategy that includes political commitment, better financing system, universal access to high quality care, and poverty reduction strategies.
- Regional strategic Plan 2016-2020 [pdf 2.43Mb]
- Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis [pdf 511kb]
- South-East Asia Regional Technical Working Group on Tuberculosis [pdf 575kb]
- Regional framework for advocacy, communication and social mobilization
- National TB control programme managers and partners : Report of the meeting
- The South East Asia Regional Response Plan for Drug Resistant TB care and control 2011-2015
- Advisory Committee on MDR-TB (rGLC) SEAR 2012-2014
- Updated Regional Strategic Plan for TB Care and Control 2012-2015 [pdf 1.46Mb]