The community MDR TB planning tool focuses on operationalizing implementation of MDR TB community level interventions, drawing on information gained from the experience of several countries implementing a community model to deliver MDR TB services to patients.
The tool provides a situation analysis table to facilitate understanding of the health system context and model to provide MDR TB services in country, and considers TB and MDR TB country/district burden and the resources available in order to identify gaps in provision of MDR TB services.
A planning matrix helps to identify strategic interventions that could be considered under each strategic objective. A simple budgeting tool is included to assist users to analyze resources requirements. The information obtained through each successive step is designed to lead to the organization of an operational plan that includes a budget and timeframe for implementation. It includes also an M&E framework to measure progress of a c-PMDT program and allows for the development of a technical assistance plan for activities that are expected to require some external technical assistance.