International Goals

Within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, the target 3.3 is: End TB by 2030.

MPP’s Contribution

Licensing new treatments and contributing to their sustainable use in developing countries with the highest TB burden.

Tuberculosis (TB) is a global pandemic affecting around 10 million people worldwide. In 2018, the disease caused 1.5 million deaths, and it is the leading killer of people living with HIV. Almost 90% of TB deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.[1]

The WHO’s post-2015 Global TB Strategy sets ambitious targets aimed at reducing TB deaths by 95% between 2015 and 2035, and to end TB. To meet these targets, faster acting, better therapies to treat TB are urgent, particularly for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

We work to improve access to new treatments for MDR-TB and drug-susceptible tuberculosis. We also facilitate the development of new regimens by licensing TB drugs that are still under development. In early 2017, we signed our first licence for a TB treatment.

[1] World Health Organization, Global Tuberculosis Report 2019 (last accessed on 3 Dec. 2019)

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