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Welcome to the website of the Working Group on Public-Private Mix (PPM) For TB Care and Prevention

As countries move towards achieving universal health coverage, efforts to engage all care providers have gained more significance. Over a third of people estimated to have developed TB in 2017 were not detected and notified by national TB programmes (NTPs). This gap is more pronounced in countries with large private sectors, especially those with a high burden of TB. Seven countries with large private sectors account for 63% of the world’s 3.6 million missing cases: in these countries, public–private mix (PPM) is the primary strategy for finding them.

Under the umbrella of the global Working Group on Public-Private Mix (PPM) for TB Care and Prevention of the Stop TB Partnership - that is hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Programme, countries have been provided support to enhance collaboration between NTPs and diverse public, voluntary, corporate and private health care providers for TB care in different settings. The PPM Working Group members include national TB programme managers, policy makers, representatives from the private sector, academia, field experts, international technical partners and development agencies. The WHO provides the Secretariat for the Working Group, organizes periodic global meetings of the group and leads the development and promotion of global policies, strategies and tools related to PPM expansion.


New PPM Learning network to End TB launched at the Union World Conference on Lung Health

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Countries, partners and civil society pledge to scale up engagement of private and unlinked public health providers to close gaps in access to quality TB care at 14th PPM Working Group Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia

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14th Global PPM Working Group Meeting to be held in Jakarta Indonesia from 16- 18 July 2019

The PPM Working Group Meeting being organized in Jakarta in July 2019, is the fourteenth to be organized since the setting up of the PPM Working Group in 2002. The meeting will focus on country progress towards adoption and roll out of the PPM Roadmap, to close gaps in care and reach all the missing people with TB especially in high burden countries. Global progress, challenges and opportunities to expanding PPM in light of high-level commitments to end TB and linked developments towards Universal Health Coverage and health financing will be discussed at the meeting. Strategies to harness digital technologies and also strengthen the engagement of civil society for better governance and accountability will also be deliberated upon. Over 150 participants from across 20 high TB burden countries and partners are confirmed to attend the meeting.


First-ever targeted roadmap to scale-up public-private health sector engagement to end TB launched at 13th PPM Working Group Meeting at The Hague

20 OCTOBER 2018, THE HAGUE - The World Health Organization (WHO), the Public-Private Mix Working Group of the Stop TB Partnership, and global partners have just released a Roadmap to scale up the engagement of public and private health care providers in efforts to end TB. The roadmap was jointly launched by Dr Tereza Kasaeva, Director of the WHO Global TB Programme and Dr Madhukar Pai, Chair of the Public-Private Mix (PPM) Working Group & Director of McGill International TB Centre, together with countries and partners. It identifies clear actions needed to expand the engagement of all care providers towards universal access to care, building on a Landscape Analysis of the private health sector on TB that was also simultaneously released.

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