The Stop TB programme follows the WHO-developed six-point Stop TB Strategy. The Strategy builds on the successes of directly-oberserved treatment, short course (DOTS) while explicitly addressing the key challenges facing TB prevention and control.
The Strategy aims to dramatically reducte the global burden of TB by 2015 by ensuring that all TB patients, including those co-infected with HIV and those with drug-resistant TB, benefit from universal access to high-quality diagnosis and patient-centred treatment.
The Stop TB strategy also supports the development of new and effective tools to prevent, detect and treat TB. The Strategy underpins the Stop TB Partnership's Global Plan to Stop TB 2006–2015.
Stop TB Strategy has the following six components:
1. Pursue high-quality DOTS expansion and enhancement
2. Address TB-HIV, MDR-TB and the needs of poor and vulnerable populations
3. Contribute to health system strengthening based on primary health care
4. Engage all care providers
5. Empower people with TB and communities through partnership
6. Enable and promote research