CD58/INF/10 - Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis: Final Report
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a public health problem in the Region of the Americas, with 289,000 new cases and relapses in 2018, 81% of which were reported; 55,000 cases were not diagnosed. The incidence rate was 29 cases per 100,000 population, still far from the target of 5.3 cases per 100,000 population by 2030 (1). The purpose of this document is to report to the Governing Bodies of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on advances in the implementation of the Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis (Document CD54/11, Rev. 1), adopted in 2015 by the 54th Directing Council of PAHO, through Resolution CD54.R10 (2, 3).