TB Targets

Can we reach the post-2015 Targets in China, South Africa and India?


The TB Targets project of TB- MAC (TB Modelling and Analisis consortium) aims to evaluate, using 11 models, whether the scale-up of six (near-) existing interventions and their aggregate will be a sufficient effort to reach the intermediate targets set by the WHO ‘End TB strategy 2016-2015’ in three countries: South Africa, China and India.

The economic evaluation aims to explore whether this scale up is cost-effective and secondly what will be the most cost-effective way to achieve these targets (or at least to achieve the largest impact, should the targets not be achievable).


The WHO ‘End TB strategy 2016-2035’ has a vision of a ‘world free of TB (zero deaths, disease or suffering due to TB)’ and the goal of ‘ending the global TB epidemic’ by 2035, defined as an annual incidence of <10 cases per 100,000 of population. Intermediate targets (TB incidence and mortality reduced by 50% and 75% respectively compared to 2015 levels) were proposed for 2025.


Name: TB Targets
Status: Active
Principal Investigators: Anna Vassall (LSHTM)
Co-investigator: Gabriela Gomez
Departments(s): Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development,
University of Amsterdam
Partners: LSHTM; Harvard School of Public Health
Contact information: Project Manager: Gabriela Gomez

Email: g.gomez@aighd.org

Duration: Start date: 1 January 2015

Duration: 23 months

End date: 30 November 2016

Funded by: TB-MAC (a consortium funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
Countries: South Africa; China; India