CAP-TB takes stock with 3-country strategic planning exercise

The Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP-TB) project passed an important milestone on August 1-2 as it carried out an engaging Strategic Planning meeting for the next funding year, bringing together leaders from National TB Programs, implementing partners, and project staff from Myanmar, China, and Thailand.

To review the presentations and proceedings from the meeting, click here.

The meeting allowed participants to air their national priorities and discuss statistical observations on their respective progress in combating the tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant TB that threatens the three Greater Mekong Sub-region. Additional participants included Nora Madrigal of USAID RDMA,  Bill Slater, the Health Director of USAID’s Burma mission, and Dr. Lin Yan from the IUATLD (Union) in Beijing.

Professor Richard Coker, a noted researcher from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine gave a presentation on TB Health Systems Research, giving insights which will provide illumination to the issues of incentive and cost-effectiveness and ensure that project efforts are directed toward maximal effect.

Pictured:  Leaders from the provincial and national tuberculosis programs partnered with CAP-TB.  From left to right, Dr. Xu Lin, Yunnan Center for Disease Control, China; Dr. Chawetsan Namwat, Thailand Bureau of Tuberculosis; Dr. Thandar Lwin, Myanmar National TB Program.