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, in preparation of the resurgence of TB in the US.
Robert Benjamin, MD
Ann Raftery, RN, MSc
The Stop TB USA’s Board and Coordinating Boards are comprised of highly qualified professionals in TB related fields of work and expertise. Each of the members offer years of experience to the group and its management.
Stephanie S. Seidel
Randall Reves, MD, MSc