MSH currently manages 14 tuberculosis projects. Learn more about our work on TB here.
The Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) Program funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will build on the achievements of the its predecessor the Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS) Program by working to assure the availability of quality pharmaceutical products and effective pharmaceutical services to achieve desired health outcomes.
The program will promote and use a systems-strengthening approach consistent with the Global Health Initiative (GHI) that will result in an improved and sustainable health impact. SIAPS’ approach emphasizes GHI principles, especially improving metrics, monitoring, and evaluation; empowering local governments and organizations; and increasing country ownership.
Toward this end, the SIAPS framework and result areas reflect the dynamic relationships among five health systems building blocks, with a pharmaceutical product overlay that guides technical content.
TB CARE I is a follow-on program to the Tuberculosis Control Assistance Program (TB CAP) and aims to decrease morbidity and mortality by increasing case detection and treatment success of pulmonary TB patients in USAID priority countries. TB CARE I is USAID’s five-year cooperative agreement (2010-2015) with the lead partner being KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation. MSH is one of several partners in the TB CARE I coalition. Other partners include: the American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Grant Management Solutions (GMS)
The Grant Management Solutions (GMS) project was established by the US Government to provide urgent, short-term technical support to countries receiving grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. GMS is a USAID-funded project managed by the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). It is led by MSH with four partners. GMS assists in governance and leadership challenges; financial and grants management; procurement and supply management; monitoring, evaluation, and reporting; and improving the skills and participation of civil society organizations and local consultants. Through a small core staff that draws upon a large, evolving network of local, regional, and international consultants, GMS primarily works with Country Coordinating Mechanisms and Principal Recipients at country level. GMS is located within the Center for Leadership and Management.
The MEASURE Evaluation project, which began in 1998, is USAID’s flagship Monitoring and Evaluation project and was established based on the premise that generating demand for and improving the use of data in policy formulation, program planning, monitoring and evaluation improves health systems which in turn affects health outcomes. The project is now in Phase III and is led by the University of North Carolina. In addition to MSH, the partners include Futures Group, JSI, Macro International , and Tulane University. MSH provides capacity building in the area of organization and leadership development to enhance sustainability using MSH’s virtual and other tools and also offers direct support to country M&E teams.
Help Ethiopia Address the Low Tuberculosis Performance (HEAL TB) is a five-year program implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in Ethiopia. HEAL TB assists the government of Ethiopia to improve, expand, and sustain tuberculosis (TB) services through a comprehensive package of TB control interventions with four core technical areas: 1) Expand Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS), 2) Response to Emergence of MDR-TB, 3) TB/HIV Collaboration, and 4) Health System Strengthening (HSS). The program works in close partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), including the Regional and Zonal level regional health bureaus. It also collaborates with the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), All Africa Leprosy, TB, Rehabilitation, Research and Training Centre (ALERT), the Kenya Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (KAPTLD) and Global Fund (GF) to implement the program.
Uganda’s National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program – TRACK Tuberculosis Activity (TRACK TB) is a five-year cooperative agreement begin implemented by Management Sciences for Health alongside three partners: the Makerere University School of Public Health in Uganda; the AIDS Information Centre/Uganda; and the Curry International Tuberculosis Center (CITC) at the University of California in San Francisco. The project’s goal is to increase TB case detection and treatment success rates to meet national targets for reducing the burden of tuberculosis, multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and TB/HIV co-infection.
The Strengthening Public Health Laboratory Systems (SPHLS) program, a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief through the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) as a subcontractor. The program aims to improve Kenya’s capacity in stewardship, technical guidance, and oversight to implement country-owned and -led quality integrated medical laboratory services. SPHLS supports strategies which ultimately save lives. The strategies include prevention, diagnosis, surveillance and clinical management of priority diseases including HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical and non-communicable diseases.
The objective of the TB IQC Task Order 2015 (TB TO 2015) is to support USAID Missions, Regional Bureaus, and Global Health Bureau to implement specific tasks related to their TB control and prevention programs and the introduction and expansion of the components of the WHO-recommended Stop TB Strategy and the Global MDR-TB and XDR-TB Response Plan. MSH supports TB IQC in Tanzania.