BioScience Trends. 2024;18(1):11-20. (DOI: 10.5582/bst.2023.01325)

Roadmap for ending TB in China by 2035: The challenges and strategies

Feng Q, Zhang G, Chen L, Wu H, Yang Y, Gao Q, Asakawa T, Zhao Y, Lu S, Zhou L, Lu H


Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top ten causes of death worldwide, taking the lives of over a million people annually. In addition to being a serious health issue, TB is also closely linked to eradicating poverty according to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). All UN members have committed to ending the TB epidemic by 2030. China has one of the highest TB loads worldwide, ranking third in the world on many TB burden indices. The national strategy for TB control is aimed at creating a collaborative network and integrating TB treatment into the medical system. According to the WHO's global TB report, China is expected to have 748,000 new cases of TB in 2022 and an incidence of 52 cases per 100,000 people. Ending TB remains a huge challenge and requires comprehensive control strategies in China. In this work, we have discussed the challenges of TB prevention and control in China and proposed specific measures to end TB.

KEYWORDS: tuberculosis, end TB, challenges, strategies

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