TB CARE I will focuses on eight priority Technical Areas, namely: Universal and Early Access; Laboratories; Infection Control (IC); Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB (PMDT); TB/HIV; Health Systems Strengthening; Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), Operations Research (OR) and Surveillance; and Drug Supply and Management.
There are also four over-arching elements:
- Collaboration and Coordination
- Access to TB services for all people
- Responsible and Responsive Management Practices
- Evidence-based Monitoring and Evaluation.
Within TB CARE I, Management Sciences of Health, the implementing organization, makes unique contributions to strengthening and expanding DOTS programs; improving the capacity and quality of laboratory networks; strengthening TB and HIV/AIDS collaboration; increasing TB data quality and use; and ensuring the sustainable supply of TB drugs. MSH is making significant contributions as a coordinating partner in Afghanistan, Ghana, South Sudan, and several core projects. MSH also plays a key collaborating role in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Vietnam, Zambia and other core projects.