Tuberculosis elimination in Australia through targeting latent infection

Grant number: 1193750 | Funding period: 2021 - 2025



Australia has committed to reducing the number of people who become sick with tuberculosis (TB), towards eventual elimination. Identification of those at risk is needed, which means significant expansion of detection and treatment of latent TB. This research will evaluate impact, cost-effectiveness and community priorities around TB elimination, and introduce a GP-based treatment service for safe and accessible care. It will provide a basis for large-scale programs towards TB elimination.

University of Melbourne Researchers