Stop TB Partnership

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The Stop TB Partnership was established in 2000 to eliminate tuberculosis as a public health problem. Its 1000 partner organizations include international, nongovernmental and governmental organizations and patient groups. The secretariat is based in Geneva, Switzerland and, since 2015, has been administered by UNOPS. Previously it was hosted by the World Health Organization.[1]


The Stop TB Initiative was established following the meeting of the First Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Tuberculosis Epidemic held in London in March 1998.[2] In March 2000 the Stop TB Partnership produced the Amsterdam Declaration to Stop TB, which called for action from ministerial delegations of 20 countries with the highest burden of TB. That same year the World Health Assembly endorsed the establishment of a Global Partnership to Stop TB.[3]

Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis[edit]

In 2006, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland the Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis was launched. The plan sets forth a roadmap for treating 50 million people for TB and enrolling 3 million patients who have both TB and HIV on antiretroviral therapy by 2015. It aims to halve TB prevalence and deaths compared with 1990 levels by 2015. A revision of the Global Plan will be released before the end of 2010, covering the final five years of the plan's duration.

Main activities[edit]

The Partnership’s activities focus chiefly on raising awareness about TB and advocating for greater commitment to and funding for TB prevention, treatment and research.

The Partnership consists of a Partners’ Forum, a Coordinating Board, a Partnership Secretariat hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, and seven Working Groups (WG).[4]

It also provides TB drugs directly to countries heavily affected by the disease through its Global Drug Facility.[5]

External reviews[edit]

GiveWell review[edit]

Charity evaluator GiveWell first reviewed the Stop TB Partnership in July 2009.[6] At the time, the Stop TB Partnership was given a 3 star rating (the highest possible). Until November 2011, the Stop TB Partnership was among GiveWell's top-rated charities, second only to VillageReach.

In November 2011, GiveWell published an updated review of Stop TB[7] and concluded that "The Stop TB Partnership does not currently qualify for our highest ratings." They elaborated by saying that: "As of November 2011, we do not have a clear understanding of Stop TB's room for more funding. We have discussed this question with Stop TB and hope to improve our understanding of this in the future."


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