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Engaging all health providers to End TB: Public-Private Mix (PPM) | May 21 and June 3-7, 2024Two women sitting on the ground while male clinical worker with white coat kneels next to them. He is wearing a mask and swab and collection container.

“[I have an] improved understanding of the key challenges in enhancing PPM and engaging private sector for TB diagnosis and treatment, potential solutions to overcome these challenges, and access to more resources on these topics."

– PPM TB course participant


Online only. Approximately 9:00am to 12:30pm (Montreal time) each day June 3-7, 2024. In addition, on May 21st from 9:00am-12:00pm there will be an introductory session that all should attend to discuss the course outline and practical homework assignments. Attendance at the introductory session will help participants maximize the course week. A recording of the introductory session and all course lectures will be available until July 1, 2024.


This TB - PPM course offers a week of online teaching and discussions on a range of topics relevant to engaging private providers in TB prevention and care. The course provides discussion panels, presentations, and interaction to deepen your understanding on the following areas of PPM: a) Engaging the Private Sector: Why and What; b) Policy and Financing; c) Partnerships: Operational Planning: d) Implementation and Monitoring; e) Quality of TB Care and New Tools. Faculty and participants will include TB survivors, PPM implementers, donors, policy makers, academics, clinicians, community advocates, public health implementers, and National TB Program managers.

Note May 31st: Enrollment is closed for this course.


Petra Heitkamp, MSc, MPH
Community Manager, TBPPM Learning Network
McGill University Health Center, Research Institute

Vijayashree Yellappa, MBBS, MPH, FHM, PhD
Founding Chair, TBPPM Learning Network India Chapter
Senior TB Consultant, KNCV, Hague

Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Global and Public Health, School of Population and Global Health, McGill University
Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health, McGill University
Former Director, McGill International TB Centre


  • Aamna Rashid – PPM consultant, previously Mercy Corps Pakistan lead PPM
  • Aditya Bagus Wicaksono – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) LEAP, Indonesia
  • Alaine Umubyeyi Nyaruhirira – Management Sciences for Health
  • Anne Remonte – PhilHealth
  • Barbara O'Hanlon – Public-Private Dialogue expert, Consultant
  • Charity Omenka – University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Courtney Yuen – Harvard Medical School
  • Erlina Burhan – Private provider, Indonesia
  • Francis Mhimbira – World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Guy Stallworthy – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Imran Syed – FHI360
  • Kiran Kumar Rade – World Health Organization (WHO), India
  • Lalaine Mortera – FHI360, Philippines
  • Liza Kimbo – Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, Malaria
  • Manjiri Gharat – International Pharmaceutical Federation
  • Michael Macharia – Komesha TB, Kenya
  • Mikashmi Kohli – FIND
  • Monica Dias – World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Nazmul Huda – Health Systems for TB Bangladesh
  • Neelam Mahkijani – Management Sciences for Health
  • Nkirote Mwirigi, Kenya – NTP, Kenya
  • Okorie Onuka – Program Manager (Tuberculosis), Abia State, Nigeria
  • Peter Praise – Network of TB Champions Kenya
  • Poshan Thapa – McGill University Health Center, International Research
  • Prashant N Srinivas – Institute Public Health (IPH), India
  • Ramya Ananthakrishnan – REACH, India
  • Refiloe Matji – Aquity Innovations
  • Temitope Aditeba ­– Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
  • Venkat Raman – Delhi University
  • Vivian Faith – Network of TB Champions, Kenya
  • William Wells – USAID
  • Zolelwa Sifumba – Africa Health Research Institute


Engaging health providers through public-private mix (PPM) approaches is essential to all people affected by TB. PPM is the involvement of all health care providers - public and private, as well as, formal and non-formal - in the provision of TB preventive and care services. This care should align with the International Standards for TB Care for patients who have or are suspected of having tuberculosis. Efforts to engage the private healthcare sector will:

  • Contribute to reaching the 4.1 million people with tuberculosis (TB) who are missing in the TB reporting system;
  • Improve TB services in all steps of the care-cascade and patient pathway;
  • Increase people-centered quality of care for those affected by TB;
  • Prevent further transmission of TB and drug-resistant forms of TB;
  • Build primary healthcare TB service delivery mechanisms closest to the most vulnerable populations, allowing for integrating with other health and disease programs;
  • Accelerate uptake of new WHO recommended TB diagnostics and treatments by private healthcare providers.

This TB PPM course aims to address the above knowledge and practice gaps by providing new knowledge, facilitating discussion, and encouraging debate around these topics.


  • Understand the data, background factors, and conduct of a PPM situation analysis
  • Learn key strategies of the PPM Roadmap and underlying frameworks (financing, policy, regulation, health systems, etc.)
  • Discuss concrete examples of PPM implementation that have worked or failed
  • Apply practical tools to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate PPM programs
  • Learn strategies for overcoming the know-do gap, including partnership strategies, incentives, and system-wide changes that integrate PPM as part of the national health system


  • Government staff in high-TB-burden countries
  • TB staff at technical agencies and NGOs
  • TB consultants
  • NGOs implementing health programs, interested in TB
  • anyone with an interest in PPM and engaging the private healthcare sector in Ending TB


Limited to 100 online participants.

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