E-DETECT TB is a research consortium for the early detection and integrated management of tuberculosis in Europe.

Our aim is to contribute to the ultimate elimination of tuberculosis in the EU by utilising evidenced based interventions to ensure early diagnosis, improve integrated care and support community and prison outreach activities in low and high-incidence countries.

Read more and watch a video about our activities taking place across Europe.

We have produced a range of resources for the tuberculosis community, which we encourage you to download and share.

Our work packages

Outreach for Early Diagnosis

The World Health Organization recommends systematic screening for active TB in high risk subpopulations that have poor access to health care. E-DETECT TB’s ultimate objective is to improve early diagnosis in these populations. Visit our Outreach for Early Diagnosis page.

Migrant TB Detection, Prevention and Treatment

In Italy, we are actively screening new and settled migrants for active and latent TB respectively, ensuring that those testing positive are appropriately managed and generating the evidence to support future European policy. Visit our Migrant TB Detection, Prevention and Treatment page.

Establishing a European TB Database

This work package is establishing a multi-country database on migrant TB screening that will be used to inform the identification and harmonisation of cost-effective screening strategies in the EU. Visit our Establishing a European TB Database page.

Supporting National TB Programmes

The aim of this work package is to support the development of action plans in EU/EEA member states by surveying tuberculosis control plans and strategies, and reviewing evidence for actions to control and prevent TB. Information from the survey and reviews were used to inform an expert meeting and develop a TB strategy toolkit. Visit our Supporting National TB Programmes page and our TB Strategy Toolkit page.

Our consortium

The E-DETECT TB Consortium brings together world-leading experts from national public health agencies, industry and major academic centres. Find out more about them via our Contact page.

This project E-DETECT TB has received funding from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014–2020) under Grant Agreement No.709624