The USAID TB CARE II Project is designed to serve as a resource for TB service providers and managers worldwide to build TB control systems able to detect cases, support patients through treatment, and improve treatment outcomes, often in the context of increasing rates of TB/HIV co-infection and drug resistance. While a great deal of the information, approaches, and methodologies for TB control have been around for many decades, new information and tools are continuously emerging to assist service providers, planners, and policy makers to develop effective interventions to combat TB.
The TB CARE II project team, in an effort to aid TB partners to access information on new and successful strategies, has organized this site to provide a comprehensive listing of TB program guides, tools, manuals, and research. The main categories relate to key areas of TB control, including TB DOTS, TB/HIV, PMDT, and Infection Control. Some resources may be listed in more than one category in order to ensure accessibility. The information provided is a mixture of TB CARE II project resources, developed by our staff and partners working at the country and global levels; TB-related policies and reports from international organizations such as the WHO and the Stop TB Partnership; peer-reviewed research papers and articles from major international journals; and manuals, field guides and tools from other TB implementers. The focus of the TB CARE II Project is to assist TB stakeholders to improve implementation of TB control interventions; therefore resources have been selected with an eye towards providing TB planners information on the successes, challenges, and breakthroughs of different approaches at the programmatic level.
We welcome your feedback. Please contact the TB CARE II team or log in to the TB CARE II site to comment directly on any of the resources posted or to suggest additional ones.