Stop TB Partnership

Who are our partners

We have over 1500 partners who are a collective force transforming the fight against TB in more than 100 countries. From the Partnership’s inception, up to December 2016, 1558 partners have registered in the Stop TB Directory of Partners.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) constitute 74% of partners. Roughly 66% of these NGOs are based in developing countries with the remaining 8% originating in industrialized ones. The private sector accounts for 7% and 6% are from communities.

The greatest numbers of our partners are also in the African and South East Asian regions, constituting 39% and 26% respectively.

The regions with the least number of partners are the Western Pacific and Eastern Mediterranean. The European and Americas regions represent 11% each. Countries with the highest number of partners in the African region are Nigeria and Ghana and in the South East Asia region, India, due to the wide presence of civil society organizations. In the Americas, the United States alone accounts for 88% of all organizations in the region.

Partners are mainly involved in advocacy (84%) and delivery of health services and care (61%). About 42% of partners specialize in research and development and another 42% on providing technical assistance. Partners have less expertise in funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB care (21%) and provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities (19%). Additionally, a limited number of partners have expertise in civil society and community engagement (6%), working on Communities Rights and Gender (4%) and with Key Populations in relation to TB (5%).

Partners contribute to the Global Plan mostly through implementation of: TB Care Delivery (70%), TB-HIV activities (58%), MDR-TB activities (33%), research (27%) and laboratory strengthening (18%). Only 18% of partners contribute towards new diagnostics; 12% on new drugs and 9% on new vaccines related work.

Partners want to be part of the Partnership movement with the most common reasons for joining the Stop TB Partnership as: (1) Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups (40%); (2) Network with other partners (25%); and (3) To receive information on developments within the TB domain (16%). The least mentioned reasons for joining are, resource mobilization (9%) and for technical assistance and advice (7%).

Read more detailed information in the Segmentation of Stop TB Partners (pdf), as of December 2016.

The role of the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat is to facilitate, catalyse and coordinate among its partners. It focuses on strengthening support to all current and future partners, working groups and other partnership bodies. It identifies shared opportunities, most effective ways to sustain and expand partners’ engagement and create platforms for interaction and collaboration.

To ensure we are fulfilling our role in the best way possible and as required by our operational strategy we conduct an annual survey of feedback from partners to evaluate their satisfaction with the services and support provided by us at the Secretariat.

  • You can also find information about each partner in the Stop TB Directory of Partners. This is a web-accessible repository of information related to our partners. By looking at each partners’ profile, you will be able to read about their main activities, their geographical reach, their area(s) of specialization and their contribution to the Global Plan to Stop TB. You can search the Directory using different search criteria from the country in which the headquarters is based to the constituency and specialization. You can also conduct multiple criteria searches that allow you to identify the partners of your interest. At the end of the search, you can export your search results to an excel file.