Compendium of data and evidence-related tools for use in TB planning and programming


M Bakker, E.J.J Rood, et Al.

Over the past two decades, there has been a considerable increase in the number of tools to generate, analyse and use data and evidence to support discussion and decision-making by National TB Programmes (NTPs) and their partners. Increasingly, countries are developing more robust national surveillance systems, implementing multiple health surveys, and using data analysis and visualisation tools in policy, planning, programming and investment decisions. However, as more data are generated, and data analysis tools evolve and increase in number, it can be challenging to understand how, why and when these tools should be implemented.

This World Health Organization compendium is designed to help NTPs to make the best use of the available tools for policy, planning and programmatic action. The document summarises information about the key tools related to data and evidence that are available for use in TB planning and programming and how they can be applied.

Section 3.11 features KIT’s MATCH approach (Mapping and Analysis for Tailored disease Control and Health system strengthening) for NTPs.