National Strategic Planning for tuberculosis

A national strategic plan for tuberculosis (TB) is a key document that guides national authorities and stakeholders in comprehensively addressing the TB epidemic through interventions both within and beyond the health sector.

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to take part in national strategic planning for TB. The course explains the rationale for developing a national strategic plan for TB, and highlights key global developments that have informed the approaches to developing a national strategic plan.

The course describes the process for developing a national strategic plan for TB and explains the 6 phases of development. It will also walk you through the proposed structure of a national strategic plan for TB.

Self-paced
Language: English
Advanced (Avancé), Tuberculosis

Course information

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Overview: This e-learning course has been developed by WHO. It is a comprehensive, self-paced, online course that is aligned with WHO’s Guidance for national strategic planning for tuberculosis.

Course duration: 1.5 hours

Certificate: Participants with a score of 80% or more on the final assessment can download a Certificate of Achievement. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course. Click here to learn how.

Course version: This is “Version 1.0” of this online course. At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to share your feedback in a course evaluation survey. Please take the time to share your experience and opinions. Your feedback will be used to refine and update the course to produce a “Version 2.0”.

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What you'll learn

  • explain the key principles and rationale for developing national strategic planning for tuberculosis that is aligned with WHO guidelines and international commitments;
  • explain the role of strategic planning in national efforts to end TB;
  • describe the good practices for TB strategic planning;
  • outline the process for developing a TB strategic plan to end TB;
  • describe the key steps for developing national strategic planning for tuberculosis; and
  • outline the structure and components of a tuberculosis strategic plan.

Who this course is for

  • This e-learning course is intended for all stakeholders participating in national strategic planning for TB, including: national TB programme managers, technical staff at ministries of health, WHO staff, staff of technical agencies, civil society, the private sector and consultants.

Course contents

  • Course introduction

  • Module 1: Introduction to the national strategic plan for TB:

    This module will provide an overview of the background and rationale for a national strategic plan for TB.
  • Module 2: Process for developing a national strategic plan (NSP) for TB:

    This module will outline the development process of the national strategic plan for TB.
  • Module 3: Structure and components of a national strategic plan for TB:

    This module will provide an overview of a proposed structure of a national strategic plan for TB.
  • Final assessment

  • End of course evaluation

  • Acknowledgments

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.