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Building a tuberculosis-free world: The Lancet Commission on tuberculosis

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Building a tuberculosis-free world: The Lancet Commission on tuberculosis

The Lancet Commission on tuberculosis published a report on 20 March 2019. The Commission recommends five priority investments to achieve a tuberculosis-free world within a generation.

These investments are designed to fulfil the mandate of the UN High Level Meeting on tuberculosis. In addition, they answer the question of how countries with high-burden tuberculosis and their development partners should target their future investments to ensure that ending tuberculosis is achievable. Following are the key five recommendations to achieve TB-free world;

  • Invest first to ensure that high quality rapid diagnostics and treatment are provided to all individuals receiving care for tuberculosis, wherever they seek care.
  • Reach people and populations at high risk for tuberculosis (such as household and other close contacts of people with tuberculosis, and people with HIV) and bring them into care.
  • Increase investment to accelerate tuberculosis research and development and bring new diagnostics, therapeutic strategies, and vaccines to clinical practice to quickly end the pandemic.
  • Make investment in tuberculosis programmes a shared responsibility, increasing development assistance for tuberculosis according to the financial needs of individual low-income and middle-income countries.
  • Hold countries and key stakeholders accountable for progress made towards ending tuberculosis.

NEPAL
Deaths (thousands) in 2000:  4·8

Deaths (thousands) in 2017 : 6·9 
Cumulative percentage deaths in 2017 (% of total tuberculosis deaths) : 91%
Death rate in 2000 (%): 20
Death rate in 2017 (%): 24
Rate of decline in deaths from 2000-17: –2·1%
Rate of decline in death rates from 2000–17: –1·1%
Demographic headwinds: 1·1%
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Building a tuberculosis-free world: The Lancet Commission on tuberculosis

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