The TB REACH Initiative: Supporting TB Elimination Efforts in the Asia-Pacific

Jacob Creswell, Amera Khan, Mirjam I Bakker, Miranda Brouwer, Vishnu Vardhan Kamineni, Christina Mergenthaler, Marina Smelyanskaya, Zhi Zhen Qin, Oriol Ramis, Robert Stevens, K Srikanth Reddy, Lucie Blok
2020 Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease  
After many years of TB 'control' and incremental progress, the TB community is talking about ending the disease, yet this will only be possible with a shift in the way we approach the TB response. While the Asia-Pacific region has the highest TB burden worldwide, it also has the opportunity to lead the quest to end TB by embracing the four areas laid out in this series: using data to target hotspots, initiating active case finding, provisioning preventive TB treatment, and employing a biosocial
more » ... approach. The Stop TB Partnership's TB REACH initiative provides a platform to support partners in the development, evaluation and scale-up of new and innovative technologies and approaches to advance TB programs. We present several approaches TB REACH is taking to support its partners in the Asia-Pacific and globally to advance our collective response to end TB.
doi:10.3390/tropicalmed5040164 pmid:33114749 fatcat:5mqk3rkpbvgorodbxdbdqehvve