The Stop TB Strategy of the World Health Organization (WHO), adopted by most countries, recommends systematic engagement of all care providers in TB care and control through public-private mix (PPM) approaches. WHO guidelines to help implement PPM for engaging diverse care providers provide only broad principles of engagement of individual and institutional care providers within and outside the public sector. There has been a felt-need and demand for more specific guidance to NTPs on working with diverse care providers based on country experiences. This toolkit attempts to address this need.
The toolkit is designed to provide information at a glance and practical guidance. It may be necessary to adapt the guidance provided in the tools to suit the country needs and contexts. The toolkit consists of 14 tools, the first seven tools outline basic aspects of PPM implementation, while the remaining seven tools address engagement of specific types of care providers.