The PCF for NSP approach was originally piloted in Kenya and then applied in 9 early adopter countries: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, UR Tanzania, & Vietnam.
Since 2022, the approach has been used in additional countries for development of new National Strategic Plans (NSP) or updates to NSPs. Countries include Ethiopia, eSwatini, Lesotho and Nigeria.
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The PCF approach is a widely recognized method for tackling the TB epidemic. It has helped many countries worldwide improve outcomes in the fight against TB. In addition to using the PCF approach during the National Strategic Plan (NSP) development process, some countries have tailored the PCF approach for specific situation analysis and planning purposes. For example, Ghana used the approach to optimize their Global Fund portfolio before applying it to their NSP planning process. The Philippines used it to harmonize Technical Assistance, while Pakistan used it to plan sub-national programs.
The tailored PCF approach offers a flexible and adaptable solution for policymakers in high-burden TB countries to tackle the epidemic effectively. By providing a comprehensive analysis of the TB situation, it enables policymakers to make informed decisions about allocating resources and developing TB strategy and programs. Our online resources provide a streamlined, efficient way for policymakers to develop and implement their TB strategy and programs, thus achieving better outcomes in the fight against TB.
The tailored PCF approach is a powerful tool for addressing the TB epidemic at a local and national level. By providing better knowledge and resources, we empower policymakers to achieve better outcomes in the fight against TB.