The Lancet Commission on TB believes that with bold leadership, smart investments based on sound science, and a shared responsibility, we will end TB within a generation.

The Problem

TB: #1 infectious disease killer over the last 200 years

We are failing to identify 4 out of 10 people with TB

70% of mortality occurs in 8 high-burden countries

  • Bangladesh
  • DR Congo
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Mozambique
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania

TB is a global health security threat extending far beyond high-burden countries


  • Scale up proven strategies
  • Ensure TB programs are person-centered
  • Reach those at high risk
  • Prioritize improvements in private sector
  • Provide universal access to drugs & diagnostics for all forms of TB
  • Invest to accelerate development of new tools


  • Provide patient-centered services to all seeking TB care
  • Reach high-risk people with screening & prevention programs
  • Develop new diagnostics, therapies & vaccines
  • Invest the funds necessary to end TB
  • Hold countries & stakeholders accountable for making progress to end TB