STOP TB – Halte à la Tuberculose CANADA is part of a global movement (the STOP TB Initiative, now known as the STOP TB Partnership) to accelerate social and political action to stop the unnecessary spread of tuberculosis around the world. The initiative formed in 1999 to control tuberculosis by a worldwide alliance working to increase the adoption of DOTS (the strategy to cure TB), provide a global drug facility, develop new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, and motivate the social mobilization of civil society.

STOP TB – Halte à la Tuberculose CANADA resulted from the Canadian Stop TB Conference held in Edmonton Alberta in February 2001, which brought together individuals and representatives of Canadian academia, Government, non Governmental organizations, TB controllers, and advocacy groups to discuss Canada’s commitment to the Okinawa resolution of the G-8 Summit to reduce poverty and diseases of poverty like tuberculosis.