WHO Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement
Who is paying for the work of the Task Force?
National governments and a range of international agencies are contributing funding to support the Task Force's three strategic areas of work.
At country level, the leading source of funding for prevalence surveys and strengthened surveillance is The Global Fund; the financing of prevalence surveys in African countries in particular is highly reliant on The Global Fund.
Other important sources of funding for prevalence surveys and strengthened surveillance at country level currently include USAID (for example via the TB Control Assistance Program, or TBCAP); the Japanese International Cooperation Agency and the Research Institute of Tuberculosis - Japan (JICA/RIT); the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and the Italian Development Cooperation. The World Bank has helped to finance two workshops related to prevalence surveys. The work on review and updating of estimates has to date been financed primarily by USAID (through TBCAP), as well as through a grant associated with the Global Burden of Disease study (led by the University of Washington in Seattle with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).
Several technical partners support the work of the Task Force through contributing the time of their staff at no cost to the Task Force secretariat or countries. These include the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation; the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and the UK government's Health Protection Agency.
The leading source of funding for the work of the Task Force at global level (including the work of the secretariat in WHO-HQ) is USAID.