by Rein M G J Houben, Nicolas A Menzies, Tom Sumner et al.
The Lancet Global Health, 2016 – Published Online October 6, 2016
The post-2015 End TB Strategy proposes targets of 50% reduction in tuberculosis incidence and 75% reduction in mortality from tuberculosis by 2025. The authors aimed to assess whether these targets are feasible in three high-burden countries with contrasting epidemiology and previous programmatic achievements. They conclude that major reductions in tuberculosis burden seem possible with current interventions. However, additional interventions, adapted to country-specific tuberculosis epidemiology and health systems, are needed to reach the post-2015 End TB Strategy targets at country level.