A Comprehensive Approach
in the Quest to Eliminate TB

The Zero TB Initiative (ZTBI) is working across the world to create islands of elimination with strong local partners in high-burden areas. We are committed to ending TB by utilizing a proven, comprehensive, community-based care platform.


Zero TB Initiative: Global Priorities 

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"Now I have the tools, the network, and the energy to really make a difference in bringing down the TB burden in our city. We would like to be counted amongst those who came, heard, understood the urgency to save lives."

- Dr. Thando Ford-Ngomane, Deputy Head, Health eThekwini Municipality (Durban)

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"Cities must make use of comprehensive epidemic control measures to end TB. This is what places like New York used to successfully end its TB epidemic. We have the capabilities, the knowledge and the fortitude to stop this disease."

- Dr. Aamir Khan, Executive Director, Interactive Research & Development


"For a long time, we have ignored tried and tested epidemic control strategies because of a preoccupation with cost. We must ensure that people receive the care that they need regardless of where they live."

- Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee, Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery - Dubai.

Coalitions across the world aiming for Zero TB

The Zero TB Initiative includes many efforts, among them the Zero TB Cities Project and individual Zero TB City efforts. 

TB Free Chennai

A city-wide, multi-institutional partnership, led by the Municipal Corporation of Chennai, TB Free Chennai is working to drive down TB rates and preventable deaths by accompanying patients as they navigate the public and private health sectors. Research organizations, care delivery groups and organizations outside the health sector are working together on this ambitious goal.

Zero TB Karachi

TB Free Karachi is comprised of multiple organizations with a shared commitment to combatting TB on an urgent basis. An innovative drive to eliminate TB by drawing on a free, world-class hospital network, flexible new resources and data-driven interventions in this coastal mega-city of 20 million people. 


TB Cero Carabayllo
& "Zero TB" en Lima

In Lima, the ministry of health, local municipal governments, universities and health care organizations are leading an effort to swiftly improve adherence to treatment across the city, and to focus in on several key geographies within the city. In Carabayllo (a municipality in Lima), a public commitment has been made to support patients comprehensively and to prevent and treat all forms of TB according to the highest standard.