The Global Plan to End TB, 2023–2030 (Global Plan) is a plan for ending TB as a public health challenge by 2030—the year by which governments around the world have committed to achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. The plan anticipates the priority actions that will be necessary in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and informs follow-up commitments to be made at a second UNHLM on TB in 2023.
The numbers of people diagnosed with TB plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic, reversing progress against TB by several years and injecting greater urgency into global TB efforts. Although the pandemic severely disrupted these efforts, it also created a new sense of what can be achieved through mobilization of political will and financial and human resources.
The plan emphasizes the need for a rights-based, people-centred approach to ending TB. It increases the focus on prevention as a public health priority alongside universal access to TB care and support, an accelerated approach to TB research and development, and the introduction and scale-up of new TB tools. For the first time, this edition anticipates that comprehensive interventions will include the development and use of a new TB vaccine. Implementing the Global Plan will require a stronger, more sustained commitment to partnerships involving participation from a variety of sectors, as well as TB survivors and members of affected communities.