The Stop TB Partnership brings together expertise from a broad spectrum of country, regional, and global partners in our shared mission to revolutionize the TB space and end TB by 2030.
Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership is a United Nations hosted organization that takes bold and smart risks to serve the needs and amplify the voices of the people, communities, and countries affected by TB.
The Stop TB Partnership works to advocate, catalyze, and facilitate sustained coordination and collaboration among partners; to support the development, replication, and scale-up of innovative approaches and tools; and to facilitate equitable access to TB diagnostics, treatment, and care for all in need.
The Stop TB Partnership believes that our comprehensive range of strategic and technical expertise and our willingness to push boundaries are crucial factors in reaching the targets set forth by the TB community at large.
The Stop TB Partnership Secretariat is hosted and administered by UNOPS in Geneva, Switzerland.
From its founding in 2001 to the end of 2014, the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat was hosted and administered by the World Health Organization (WHO). In July 2014, the Board of the Stop TB Partnership decided to move the administration of the Partnership to UNOPS in 2015. It was recognized that the Partnership in its current form would be better able to fulfil its mandate by moving its Secretariat to UNOPS – a specialized provider of administrative services.
The Stop TB Initiative was established following a meeting of the First Ad hoc Committee on the Tuberculosis Epidemic, held in London in March 1998. The meeting addressed rising global concern about a dramatic upsurge in the TB pandemic.
In March 2000, the Stop TB Initiative produced the Amsterdam Declaration to Stop TB, which called for action from ministerial delegations of 20 countries with the highest burden of TB. In the same year, the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization endorsed the establishment of a Global Partnership to Stop TB, and set two targets to be achieved by 2005: to diagnose 70% of all people with infectious TB, and to cure 85% of those diagnosed.
The Stop TB Partnership, as it is now known, has evolved into a broad global partnership of over 2,000 partners drawn from TB communities, international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, society and community groups, and private sector companies, all committed to eliminating TB as a public health problem by 2030.