WHO Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement
What is the WHO Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement and what is its mandate?
WHO established a Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement in June 2006 to respond to the need to ensure the best possible measurement of progress towards the 2015 targets for reductions in TB incidence, prevalence and mortality.
The mandate of the Task Force has three major components:
- to produce a robust, rigorous and widely-endorsed assessment of whether the 2015 impact targets (for reductions in TB incidence, prevalence and mortality) are achieved at global level, for each WHO region and in individual countries;
- to regularly report on progress towards the 2015 impact targets in the years leading up to 2015; and
- to strengthen national capacity in monitoring and evaluation of TB control.
The Task Force includes experts in TB epidemiology, representatives from major technical and financial partners, and representatives from countries with a high burden of TB.