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1 World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific Meeting Objectives Dr Nobuyuki Nishikiori, Coordinator Stop TB and Leprosy Elimination World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific The Ninth Technical Advisory Group and National TB Programme Managers Meeting Manila Philippines, 9-12 December 2014

2 World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific Technical Advisory Group Meeting on Tuberculosis Control Established in 2000 –initially annual, later every 2 years Tradition with all NTP Managers from HBCs Has been an instrumental venue for accelerating TB control in the Region –Advocacy: raising donor attention and strengthening national commitment –Set technical policy direction

3 World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific TORs of Technical Advisory Group on TB in the Western Pacific Region 1.Review the epidemiological and programmatic status of TB control in the Member States of WPR; 2.Provide advice to WPRO on the adaptation and adoption of the WHO End TB Strategy; 3.Make recommendations to strengthen national and regional efforts to implement policies and strategies for TB control; 4.In coordination with WPRO’s expert groups, make recommendations on specific technical areas; 5.Provide support for raising TB control high on the health and development agenda.

4 World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific TAG Members ( ) Dr Jaap Broekmans (The Netherlands) Dr Vicki Krause (Australia) Dr Wang Li Xia (China) Dr Jaime Lagahid (Philippines) Mr Richard Lumb (Australia) (Not Available for TAG meeting) Dr Nobukatsu Ishikawa (Japan) Dr Hajime Inoue (Japan)

5 World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific Widening the scope of TAG discussion Technical Advisory Group on TB Regional Green Light Committee Supra- National Reference Laboratories Childhood TB Task Force Chair Represent 7 Members ( ) Co-chair

6 World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific The Objectives of the TAG To review the progress of TB control and identify the challenges in further strengthening the TB control in the Western Pacific Region; 2.To discuss the ways to adapt the policy directions of the WHO End TB Strategy and identify a set of priority activities to operationalize the strategy; 3.To discuss and identify a set of priority activities for scaling up programmatic management of drug resistant TB and laboratory capacity.

7 World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action to implement the End TB Strategy (proposal) Purpose Facilitate the adaptation and implementation of the End TB Strategy Methods / scope Elaborate policy options: –Considering region-specific context –Covers whole spectrum of TB epidemiology (all countries and areas) Regional experience and case studies Target and indicators fully in line with the End TB Strategy (i.e. no new targets) Regional Framework for Action to implement the End TB Strategy

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