Towards the end of tuberculosis in the WHO European Region (2015)




Much progress has been made in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in the WHO European Region over the last five years.

The Consolidated action plan to prevent and combat multi- and extensively drug-resistant (M/XDR) tuberculosis (TB) 2011–2015 provided a powerful tool to support European countries in reducing new TB cases and deaths.

On average, the number of TB cases has dropped by about 6% annually. TB continues to be a serious public health issue in the Region, however: ongoing challenges need to be addressed if progress is to be made in the move towards ending the TB epidemic.