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Progress towards TB reduction targets is faltering, report finds

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: (Published 13 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4758
  1. Sophie Cousins

Less than half of the 10.4 million people who develop tuberculosis (TB) each year are being successfully treated, according to a new report.1

The 90-(90)-90 Tuberculosis Report for Heads of State and Governments, published by Stop TB Partnership, found that global progress towards reaching the “90-(90)-90” goals is faltering.

The 90-(90)-90 goals, as part of the Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020, aim to ensure that 90% of all people with TB have been diagnosed and receive treatment; 90% of the most vulnerable populations are diagnosed and treated; and 90% of those diagnosed successfully complete treatment by 2020.

But according to the report, no country has achieved both 90% treatment coverage and 90% …

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