Management for health services delivery

Management of health programmes:Tuberculosis

For higher level managers

  • Expanding DOTS in the Context of a Changing Health System
    Christy Hanson, 2003, WHO/CDS/TB/2003.318
    Decentralization; integration; cost-recovery; social insurance; privatization; sector-wide approach; financing services; human resources; drug supply; service delivery; checklists; monitoirng and evaluation
    (66 pages, pdf 421kb)
  • Global tuberculosis control - surveillance, planning, financing
    This report draws four main conclusions about progress in TB control, based on routine monitoring and surveillance data
    (Website with links to all or parts of the 227 page document)
  • Interim recommendations for the surveillance of drug resistance in tuberculosis
    2007, WHO
    Survey methods; differentiation of patients by treatment history; laboratory issues; ethical issues; quality assurance;
    (23 pages, pdf
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Retooling TB Control
    2008, WHO
    The primary purpose of this document is to provide guidance to managers of national TB control programmes, national immunization programmes, and clinical laboratory and diagnostic services on identifying stakeholders and engaging them as contributors and beneficiaries in taking up new technologies in TB control
    (40 pages, pdf 656kb)
  • New Technologies for TB Control: A Framework for their Adoption, Introduction and Implementation
    2007, WHO
    The ability to rapidly deploy and appropriately use new tools as they become available is critical to saving lives and will require concerted and well planned efforts by the entire Stop TB Partnership, including national TB control programmes, technical partners, community members and civil society representatives, product developers, donors and international organizations. It is now more urgent than ever for national programmes and health systems to improve management capacity to prepare to seize opportunities, and to use new tools optimally to assist millions of TB patients and their families and communities.
    (120 pages, pdf 740kb)
  • Economic Benefit of Tuberculosis Control
    pdf, 315kb

    Ramanan Laxminarayan, Eili Klein, Christopher Dye, Katherine Floyd, Sarah Darley and Olusoji Adeyi, 2007, The World Bank
    Tuberculosis is the most important infectious cause of adult deaths after HIV/AIDS in low- and middle-income countries. TB control programs offer very high returns in terms of economic benefits.
    (56 pages, pdf 308kb)
  • Time for Action on TB Communication
    Satyajit Sarkar and Thomas Scalway, edited by Kathryn O’Neill, 2005, The Panos Institute, London
    Better communication includes advocacy, social mobilisation and programme communication; consolidating approaches; networks of affected people; partnerships; strengthening health systems; maintaining commitment; setting targets; priority areas for action
    (website with link to pdf 24 pages, 2.5mb)