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Two women sitting on the ground. A medical provider sitting with them discussing a test. Engaging all health providers to End TB: Public-Private Mix (PPM) | June 12-16, 2023


Online only. Approximately 9:00am to 12:30pm (Montreal time) each day June 12-16, 2023. In addition, on May 23rd 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.


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.


Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD
Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health, McGill University
Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre

Vijayashree Yellappa, MBBS, MPH, FHM, PhD
Chair, TBPPM Learning Network India Chapter
Consultant, National Institution for Transforming India


Faculty are still being confirmed.


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 care. 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;
  • 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


Maximum 100 participants.


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