Database at a Glances present cross-sections of the CHMI database to underscore trends our programs database is uncovering in countries where the private sector delivers the majority of health care.  This Database at a Glance analyses trends in how technology is being used to treat tuberculosis. 

Innovations in Tuberculosis Care: Exploring the Evidence Behind Emerging Practices in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

The Stop TB Strategy of the World Health Organization (WHO), adopted by most countries, recommends systematic engagement of all care providers in TB care and control through public-private mix (PPM) approaches. WHO guidelines to help implement PPM for engaging diverse care providers provide only broad principles of engagement of individual and institutional care providers within and outside the public sector.

The purpose of this document is to capitalize on the untapped potential of the business sector to respond to these two epidemics. Built on the 2003 guidelines on contribution of workplaces to TB control prepared jointly by the ILO and WHO, these guidelines should help capitalize on increased awareness about TB and HIV and their impact on businesses, and strengthen partnerships between national TB programmes, national HIV programmes, and the business sector to improve TB and HIV prevention, treatment and care activities.

The mHealth Alliance and Stop TB Partnership have released a comprehensive report that advocates for the use of mobile phone technology to improve the reach and quality of TB care.  The publication illustrates several successful examples of mHealth projects that are advancing TB care, including those supported by the Partnership's TB REACH initiative. 

This report shares early experiences of projects and programs that have utilized mHealth in global tuberculosis (TB) control efforts, discusses their potential impact, and identifies challenges in scalability and evidence for policy makers. TB, a largely curable disease, remains a public health challenge for humanity. One-third of the estimated nine million 

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 provides the latest information and analysis about the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic and progress in TB care and control at global, regional and country levels. It is based primarily on data reported by WHO’s Member States in annual rounds of global TB data collection. In 2012, 182 Member States and a total of 204 countries and territories that collectively have more than 99% of the world’s TB cases reported data.

The fourth annual compendium of clinical social franchise programs has been compiled following the groundbreaking First Global Conference on Social Franchising, which was held in Mombasa, Kenya in November 2011. For the first time, franchise implementers profiled in this document came together to share experiences and lessons learned about franchised health clinics and services around the world. There are 52 franchises profiled in this compendium, including new programs from Indonesia, Mozambique, the Philippines, Somaliland, Sudan, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.