TBTEAM (TB TEchnical Assistance Mechanism) Linking countries with technical assistance. TBTEAM, which is managed by the WHO Stop TB Department and whose secretariat is also hosted by the WHO Stop TB Department, was created by the Stop TB Partnership in 2007. TBTEAM engages the network of Stop TB partners, including National TB Programmes, local and international NGOs, financial partners, and WHO at country, regional and global levels to ensure a more coordinated and efficient approach to technical assistance.
TB planning and budgeting tool 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.
The tool uses explanatory text, PowerPoint presentations, exercises, examples and data templates. It was developed in 2004/2005 and widely used until 2007. Some of the materials presented in this virtual workshop make use of methods which are no longer recommended by WHO, such as surveys of the annual risk of infection to measure TB incidence.