Stop TB Partnership

National Platforms

If your organization deals with prevention and care of tuberculosis (TB), you might consider partnership as a valuable approach to address the challenges you face every day in your country.

Partnership is an innovative way to engage in TB control by taking into account the competencies and comparative advantages of actors that come from different sectors of society and play a role at the level where they can perform better and more effectively. The nature of these partnerships is voluntary and necessarily country-specific, expressing typical cultural and organizational diversity. Depending on the local situation, countries might decide to initiate a partnering initiative to contribute to the fight to stop tuberculosis (hereinafter referred to as a national platform).

A national platform is a voluntary alliance between organizations drawn from the public, civil society and private/business sectors who commit to work collaboratively towards TB prevention, care and control, in which all partners contribute from their core competencies, share risks and responsibilities and benefit by achieving their own, each others and the overall goal.

A national platform aims at strengthening TB prevention, care and control of in a given country in close collaboration with the National TB Control Programme (NTP) towards the targets of The Global Plan to Stop TB. It can contribute to the implementation of the national plan to control TB, by harnessing the contribution of all relevant stakeholders. For this reason, its main focus is decided by the partners on a case by case basis and it can vary depending on the country context. Current examples range from advocacy and resource mobilization to coordination of service delivery.

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Here you can find general information on the concept of national platforms that could be used to present the idea and generate buy-in from a core group of partners.