Tuberculosis (TB)

Planning and Budgeting for TB control activities

Introduction

The Global Plan to Stop TB, 2006–2015 sets out what needs to be done to achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) and related Stop TB Partnership targets for TB control. These targets are to halve TB cases and deaths by 2015, compared to their level in 1990; to detect at least 70% of infectious cases; and to successfully treat 85% of detected cases. The Plan is based on the Stop TB Strategy, launched by the World Health Organization in March 2006, and is made up of plans and budgets for seven epidemiologically-defined regions of the world. The Plan, at the time of its launch, had a price tag of US$ 56 billion, including US$ 47 billion for control activities and
US$ 9 billion for research and development.

For the Global Plan to be successfully implemented, it is essential that country-level planning and budgeting for TB control is in line with the seven regional plans and budgets set out in the Global Plan; that country budgets for TB control are fully funded; and that all planned interventions and activities are fully implemented.

This tool is designed to help countries develop plans and budgets for TB control at national and sub-national level within the framework provided by the Global Plan and the Stop TB Strategy. These plans can be used as the basis for resource mobilization from national governments and donor agencies.

The tool is an Excel-based spreadsheet in which plans and budgets for all major components of the Stop TB Strategy can be developed. Accompanying documents and related links that will help users to understand and use the tool effectively are also provided on this site.