How Myanmar achieved the 2020 milestone of reducing TB disease burden

Myanmar is the only country in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Region to achieve the 2020 deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals target of 20% reduction of TB incidence from the 2015 baseline. Collaboration of the public and private sectors has played an important role in the efforts to control TB. An increase in government spending on TB, newer diagnostic tools, use of mobile clinics, and making treatment affordable are some of the key elements of Myanmar’s approach to combat TB.

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By World Health Organization

Published: Feb. 27, 2023, 1:14 a.m.

Last updated: March 7, 2023, 1:20 a.m.

Tags: TB programs

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