New: The Stop TB USA’s Coordinating Board is comprised of highly qualified professionals in TB related fields of work, lived experience, and expertise.
Through partnerships and joint efforts, our goal is to assist in the elimination of TB as a public health threat through scientific and educational activities, and to strengthen TB prevention, care and control in the US.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an airborne infectious disease that requires long and complex treatment with several antibiotics. People can live with TB infection for years—even decades—without symptoms before developing active TB disease. Millions of Americans are living with TB infection: one in 24 people in the U.S. Recognizing people’s right to know their TB status, we must concentrate our efforts towards a robust national response, focusing on diagnosing and treating TB infection in order to prevent future cases of TB and to stop its transmission.
Originally formed as a voluntary organization, the National Coalition for the Elimination of TB (NCET), Stop TB USA’s history dates back to the early 1990’s, dealing with the resurgence of TB in the US.
A TB-free world by strengthening the ability to search for, treat, and prevent TB
To eliminate TB as a public health threat in the US
What We Do
At Stop TB USA, we are working to create a social movement for public awareness, community empowerment, and advocacy for policy change by mobilizing and supporting resources for the elimination of TB in the US. Stop TB USA serves as a channel for scientific and public health knowledge and educating policy makers and the public about the need for sustaining community public health activities for the elimination of tuberculosis. The need to increase community participation and advocacy in domestic and global TB elimination efforts, with emphasis on building awareness and participation of persons with or at risk for this disease, is greater than ever.
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