Tuberculosis (TB)

Key bottlenecks in M/XDR-TB control and patient care

Addressing the health workforce crisis

This paper calls on countries to develop strategic and operational plans for health workforce development to both strengthen basic TB control and scale up management of M/XDR-TB. Plans need to go beyond traditional training activities and address staffing, motivation, retention and support systems issues. NTPs need to collaborate and coordinate with other health programmes to ensure that health workforce needs for TB control are included in overall health workforce development.