The PCF approach aims to establish a model approach for future strategic TB programming worldwide.
The main objective of the PCF Approach for TB programming is to assist National TB Control Programs to critically analyze their programs and utilize the resulting findings to develop people-centered, optimized, responsive, resilient, and evidence-based National Strategic Plans. This is achieved through participatory and systematic identification, consolidation, analysis, and utilization of existing evidence along the continuum of care of people with tuberculosis (TB) or at risk of developing TB.
Three types of data were collected, consolidated, and analyzed: epidemiological data, people-centered data, and system-related data.
Country programs and their stakeholders were challenged to utilize the consolidated evidence to identify program performance gaps and weaknesses along the care continuum trying to identify:
The results of the data consolidation step feed into a participatory consultative situation/gap analysis and strategic intervention planning process Country programs and their key stakeholders/ collaborators are encouraged to work along the following four planning steps to answer relevant questions.
Potential questions to inform collaborations for intervention optimisation:
- Who is responsible?
- Who needs to be involved
- Who is implementing?
The outcomes of the consultative planning process can then be further distilled through a sub-national validation process, subnational consensus building, and subnational implementation planning.
Last Update: Wednesday, September 1, 2021