The WHO's new End TB Strategy in the post-2015 era of the Sustainable Development Goals

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Mar;110(3):148-50. doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trv108.


The WHO's new End TB Strategy 2016-2035 has evolved from previous global strategies to respond to old and new challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. It frames the global fight against TB as a development, social justice and human rights issue, while re-emphasizing the public health and clinical fundaments of TB care and prevention. In this commentary, we outline how TB prevention, care and control will both benefit from and contribute to the achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals that were recently adopted at the United Nations.

Keywords: Determinants; End TB Strategy; Social determinants; Social protection; Sustainable development goals; Tuberculosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Eradication / organization & administration*
  • Global Health*
  • Goals
  • Humans
  • Public Health / methods*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / prevention & control*
  • Tuberculosis, Pulmonary / therapy
  • World Health Organization*