The purpose of this framework is to help guide countries to choose what to invest in for tuberculosis (TB) prevention, care and control. It is intended to be mostly used in the context of a request for support to the Global Fund. It aims to promote strategic investments, that is, investment in activities that will have the greatest impact, especially for key affected populations. The framework therefore contains recommendations on how to set priorities and target TB interventions to achieve the highest impact, based on the TB profile and the health system context of a country. It is designed to be used by countries that are preparing their national strategic plans (NSP) for TB control, and as a complement to other guidance and tools for TB strategic planning and interventions. For those countries that already have an NSP, this note is particularly useful for country dialogue and preparation of the concept note for Global Fund investment. The concept note replaces previous Global Fund proposal documents and is the principal means to request and access funding under the new funding model of the Global Fund.
This document has been prepared by the WHO Global TB Programme, Stop TB Partnership Secretariat and the Global Fund Secretariat to support countries and other applicants in the preparation of a concept note under the Global Fund’s new funding model.